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Spectator

Written by Graciela Kartofel

Georgina Quintana becomes known as a Mexican painter in the 1980s. From that starting point over time, she expanded her diverse expressive language, broadening her techniques, materials and formats in a figurative expression of nature and of interior feminine worlds of a real and imaginary order. Today her works caress the sight of those who see them, while challenging the viewers to reflect. Her themes nowadays reveal women who are awake and women who are dreaming, discovering relationships between science and nature. The chromatic palette includes saturated opposite hues as well as pastel-colored transparencies. The colors in her artwork have gained new territory for romanticism in the 21st-century.

In her works, drawing over time gained ground against painting, while etchings established expressive proposals. A certain ludic and naïve proportion created an opening toward interactivity in toys and installations developed valuing the tradition of Mexican artisans.

The most intimate aspects of her works became concentrated in the Artists' Books made of cloth, paper, cardboard, wood, threads, and other materials. Her works conform a visual narrative. Hers is not the traditional narrative but a different link between the artistic disciplines that see-through human conflicts of today's intense society.

Georgina Quintana reveals some of these agents of conflict through expressions of the non-traditional, in her mixed language of drawing, painting, cutting, sewing, and collaging in each artwork. There is no single predominant technique but rather an interaction between an asymmetric equilibrium, and deconstruction, as if they were archaeology of the present.

Graciela Kartofel
Historiadora de Arte-Crítica-Curadora
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