Los Angeles Blueprints
In his newest body of work, Felix F. Quintana highlights the often-unseen working-class individuals that navigate through Los Angeles. He creates Los Angeles Blueprints at the root of photography and drawing, employing the cyanotype photographic printing process to create an emotional blueprint of the Angeleno, working-class, and migrant experience. Each print is hand-scribed with a velocity of line movement, revealing diverse layers of place, identity, and self within the LA urban landscape. Quintana hybrid approach to image-making allows for a narrative amongst people of color — policemen, street vendors, sex workers, and street hustlers to emerge. Despite the tense climate, Quintana’s subjects exist firmly in their world — as living proof of beauty and resistance amongst an atmosphere of conflict and struggle.
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About Felix F. Quintana
Felix Francisco Quintana is a multidisciplinary artist and photographer best known for his experimental photographs of light and the urban landscape. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco; Residency Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park; Lancaster Museum of Art and History; LAXART, West Hollywood; The Dot Project, London; MACLA, San Jose, among others. Quintana holds a BA in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and is a 2021 MFA in Photography candidate at San Jose State University. Since 2016, Quintana has served as a teaching artist at artworxLA, Self Help Graphics & Art, Slanguage Studio, and Southern Exposure. He currently lives, works, and teaches in Los Angeles and San Jose, California.
Meet the Artist
Felix F. Quintana will be at SOMArts on Thursday, September 19, 6:30–9pm! Visit The Ramp Gallery for a chance to meet the artist, talk about their work and inspiration, have a drink and enjoy their artwork! While you’re here, stop by the opening reception of the annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards exhibition.
To learn more about Felix please visit: Felix F. Quintana
Image above: Song for the Street Hu$$LA by Felix F. Quintana