"Gala Apples" is a wonderful Photorealistic rendition of a bag of apples that transcends the flat surface of the canvas to create an illusion of three dimensional space. The over sized apples are brightly colored and textured with imperfections. The outside bag envelopes the outer edge of this painting , securing the apples together. Acrylic on canvas. Size 48" x 60"
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"Apples N Lace" is an experiment in a rectangular format illustrating a very three-dimensional, clear bag of gala apples Quinones placed on a flatly contrasting textured lace backdrop.
"Rrring..." This unusual nostalgic pay phone of the past is Quinones interpretation of an era gone. The object itself is a piece of static perfection with a metalic phone receiver cord twisting creating tension over the surface area. In contrast the artists wife's portrait and hands creates an organic reflection in the mirrored surface. Interesting note, the artist painted this work sideways in their small apartment and never saw it vertical until he entered it in an exhibition. This over sized painting is 4' x 8' in height. Oil on canvas.
"Marilyn" is a nostalgic rendition of an old mass produced calendar of Marilyn Monroe. Quinones found this item in an old abandon building while he was working as a billboard sign painter. This larger than life calendar has a clever hand painted push pin that looks like it holds the calendar to the walls surface. Oil on canvas.
“Crushed Horizon Paper Cup” Quinones found this pre-crushed object on the street and instinctively responded to its abstract simplistic quality. It is one in a series of crushed items that Quinones found and used for ideas in his art. Like many of his crushed pieces, they were discovered over the urban landscape. Quinones believes that one man’s trash is another man’s art. Oil on canvas. Size 60" x 50"
“Globe Grapes” is one in a series of circular paintings Quinones is recently investigating to create a two dimensional surface into a three dimensional illusion. This is one of the few acrylic paintings that Quinones executed. One can almost feel the stretching of the saran wrap that generates stress over the surface while the bunch of grapes on top of the plastic extends beyond the plane. Oil on Canvas. Size 52" diameter
"Ten Cents a Bunch" is a dynamic over sized painting of movement generated by the placement of the bananas in the sterile rectangular baking container. The rhythm of the bananas are further enhanced by the way they extend from the surface of the container. Oil on canvas. SIze 72' x 93"
“Mike Hargrove” is a tribute in the series of oil on canvas baseball and basketball cards that Quinones' created to give the artist an opportunity to demonstrate his forte in portraiture. This painting illustrates the newly built stadium in Cleveland, Ohio in that time period. Oil on canvas. Size 24" x 30" (This painting has a wood frame with the sides of the frame in the shape of a bat.)
"Eggs in the Round" is one in a series of circular paintings Quinones is recently investigating to create a two dimensional surface into a three dimensional illusion. This shaped oil on canvas painting of seven eggs demands your attention by being well balanced while simultaneously looking like they are ready to pop off of the canvas. In contrast the tranquil decorative platter attempts to encircle the eggs with a flowing floral design that moves your eyes around the edges of the surface. Acrylic on canvas. Size 52” diameter
“Katherines Turning Point” is a beautiful interpretation of ballet shoes that is brought to life with twisting and flowing ribbon. Quinones produces a graceful movement with the cloth ribbon against the dark values contrasting in the inside of the ballet shoes leading to a great sense of depth. Oil on canvas. Size
“Artificial Color, Artificial Flavor” has an interesting almost Op Art covering superimposed over the box of Howard Johnson candies. Even though it is a flat surface one can almost lift the lid off of the candy box to get easy access to the treats! Oil on canvas.
"Eggs #4" is an interesting look at eggs in a carton. Quinones was exploring the perspective of this carton in an effort to create depth. He enjoyed painting the broken eggs with the slimy inside surface. Oil on canvas. Size
“Pop Art, Zero Calories” is one in a series of circular paintings Quinones is recently exploring. Quinones selects everyday objects and executes them into a Photorealistic oil paintings blending Pop Art and Photorealism together. Quinones concentrates his attention on the effervescent diet pop to illustrate its bubbly qualities floating over the surface of this metallic icon. Oil on canvas. Size 52" diameter.
“Japanese Glass Fishing Floats” is one in a series of circular oil paintings Quinones is recently exploring. This oil painting is rich in color with beautiful reflections and interesting transparencies that adds to the depth of the overlapping forms. In contrast, the metallic container catches your attention with the rippled repetitive circles of the inner can surface. Oil on canvas. Size 52" diameter.
“Nascars” is a shaped oil painting overlapping racing cars in perspective. The bright colors and detailed lettering illustrates the great control on the part of Quinones to keep his work intricate yet interesting. Oil on canvas. Size
"Portrait of a Portrait Painter " is a painting of a film process from the past that Quinones had reproduced into a portrait of his art instructor which was created while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art. This painting illustrates Quinones' keen sense of portraiture. Oil on canvas. Size 48" x 48"
“Painstaking Job” is not your typical trumpe-l’oeil depiction of a window but a contemporary oil painting revealing a figure of a window washer intently completing his dangerous daily task. The apple, pepsi and smoking cigarette still life sitting on the windows edge implies that someone else must be present watching this man working. Quinones divulges that he was taking a break from his job to take this photo for the painting idea. The old Abbey bridge creates a great sense of depth further enhancing the distance between foreground, middle ground and background areas. Oil on canvas. Size 72" x 78"
"Crushed Orange" is the first in a series of crushed cans depicting Quinones ability to implement a flat canvas surface into a crushed and dented metallic form. He meticulously creates this painting using Photorealism while combining it with Pop Art by concentrating on objects found randomly in his environment.
"Things Go Better with Coke" is a smashed stray can that Quinones found in his surroundings and saved for this fantastic portrayal of a Coke. This wonderful crushed crushed object is inspiration for this painting that looks contorted into a beautiful metallic masterpiece. Oil on canvas. Size
“Green Peps: In Pepperspective” is a great painting filled with movement and rhythm in the organic shapes of the peppers. They almost seem to dance and draw your eye around the canvas surface. The saran wrap has wonderful white undulating textures in design that generates interest while the tight areas of saran causes tension over this oil painting of green peppers. Oil on canvas. Size 44" x 71"
"Eggs in the Basket" is a brilliant example from the artist Jose Luis Quinones ” is a beautiful rendition of a dozen of eggs. Quinones illustrates his use of light on the eggs in the basket creating an intensely luminous surface on each. He strives for a three dimensional illusion created on a two dimensional surface. The eggs are layered to enhance the sense of space while the basket can barely contain the eggs that are bulging out of the basket. Oil on canvas. Size 48" x 48"
“Campbell's Tomato Juice” is one in a series of crushed cans that Quinones completed. In this oil painting, Quinones was fascinated with the rippled surface of the can and recognized the iconic symbol of Campbell’s in the Pop Art culture. He interpreted the shaped Photorealistic image by blending it with Pop Art. Oil on canvas. Size 59" X 43"
“Hot Rod Williams” is an oil painting inspired by a photograph of a player on the Cleveland Cavilers basketball team. Quinones fashioned this work into a sports collector card. This well known basketball sports character creates some dynamic tension by bumping into the opposing team member. Quinones also got the actual signature on the paintings surface from Hot Rod Williams. Oil on canvas. Size 60" x 48"
“Smashed Schmidtz” is one in a series of crushed cans that Quinones created to illustrate his artistic ability in painting metal in striking colors with compressed and twisted surfaces. Quinones exclaims, "Crushed cans in our environment are lost in the landscape of clutter." The objects become the important subject in Quinones work. Even though the oil painting represents a flattened beer can one can still feel the depth in the crushed bottom folds. Oil on canvas. Size 81" X 56"
“Real Pop Art” is one in a series of circular paintings Quinones' explored. He selects everyday objects and executes them into shaped Photorealistic paintings blending Pop Art and Photorealism together. Quinones captures the miniscule organic bubbles with the aid of the camera as a fleeting moment in time on the metallic surface adding to the reality of the form in this acrylic painting. Acrylic on Canvas. Size 52" diameter.
"Olde English 800" is one in a series of crushed cans that Quinones' painted captivating the look of the twisted and crushed metal form and interpreted it using Photorealism and blending it together with the Pop Art style. Oil on canvas. Size
“Cherikee Red Soda” is a look at a nostalgic soda from the past and is one of the oil paintings created in a series of crushed cans. Quinones illustrates his artistic ability in painting metal in striking colors filled with contrast and beautiful textured indents with reflective qualities. This soda is nostalgic and rarely found outside of Ohio and Pennsylvania and was not as commercially successful as other popular cherry sodas back in the twentieth century. Oil on canvas. Size 54" X 36"
“Dubble Bubble” is a nostalgic look at a popular bubble gum from the past. It is one in a series of circular paintings Quinones interprets this oil painting by blending Photorealism with Pop Art. Boldly colored balls of gum and juxtaposition of each one adds to the dimensional illusion of depth. Oil on canvas. Size 52" diameter.