Jhafis Quintero

  • Cambalache, 2012<br/>Graphite, paint and ink on special cement - covered wooden panels

    Cambalache, 2012
    Graphite, paint and ink on special cement - covered wooden panels

Born in 1973 in Panama, Jhafis Quintero now lives and works in Verona, Italy. Quintero’s work as an artist originated in his experiences in prison, when he served a ten-year sentence in Costa Rica. In one interview, Quintero talked about art and criminality as twin brothers, in the sense that both share the necessity to transgress rules. Yet in prison, he learnt from Haru Wells, a woman determined to show how art is an effective substitute for crime, that art could be a natural way to nourish and re-channel his appetite for transgression. Much of his artwork relates back to his incarceration, exploring themes of enforced solitude and survival.


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