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Juan Miguel Quiones

Lemon fluor rosa, 2018, white marble and painting, 70 x 70 x 60 cm.

Lemon fluor rosa, 2018, white marble and painting, 70 x 70 x 60 cm.

Lemon fluor amarillo, 2018, white marble and painting, 72 x 72 x 72 cm.

Lemon fluor amarillo, 2018, white marble and painting, 72 x 72 x 72 cm.

Coleccion Helado, 2017, marble and resin, 40 x 13 x 4,5 cm.

Coleccion Helado, 2017, marble and resin, 40 x 13 x 4,5 cm.

Skate, 2017, marble, 60 x 20 x 14 cm.

Skate, 2017, marble, 60 x 20 x 14 cm.

Frigopie, 2017, rose marble and travertino, 50 x 17 x 5 cm.

Frigopie, 2017, rose marble and travertino, 50 x 17 x 5 cm.

Cupcake, 2017, marble, 13,5 x 21 x 10 cm.

Cupcake, 2017, marble, 13,5 x 21 x 10 cm.

Juan Miguel Quiñones (Cádiz, 1979), he is a self-taught artist who invites the public to reflect on how we use food in our daily lives and he does so in a ironic and playful manner that recalls the strategies of Pop artists and the way they made use of quotidian objects. Similarly to Claes Oldenburg, but with the typical Gaditano sense of humour that characterises him, Quiñones turns any object into a symbol by eliminating its functions and usual meanings. The size, the materials and the transformation of matter are fundamental features in the work of the artist. His body of work is all about images that result from evoking reality in a playful manner, but without really being so.
The first works on marble he produced after his previous job as a sculptor in a import-export business have a clear post-modern influence as it can be seen in the fusion the artist makes of Giacometti and Klein. After having experimented with several styles and techniques on stone, he started using a Florentine technique called “hard stone” that spread during the Renaissance period. Such a technique consist on embedding semi-precious stones in marble. Immersed in this technique, the artist reinterprets this method from a contemporary perspective. Ice-creams, hamburgers, cupcakes made out of stone recall with irony an episode from the artist’s own biography when his mother told him and his three siblings ‘’don’t play with the food’’. And today he actually does so; to play with food and stone.

Juan Miguel Quiñones
Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1979

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2018
Con la comida no se juega, Galería Maior, Pollença, Mallorca

2017 
Con la comida no se juega, MAD. Antequera, Antequera, Málaga 
Swab Barcelona Art Fire, Pantocretor Gallery, Barcelona 
Exposición permanente en Banus Gallery, Marbella, Málaga 
Exposición permanente en Vetusart, San Sebastián

2013 
Museo Garó, casa de la juventud, Estepona, Málaga

2012 
Beach Club, Puro Beach, Marbella, Málaga
Casa del Arco, Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 
Street art Exhibition, Banus Gallery, Marbella, Málaga

2016 
Urbanus, Banus Gallery, Marbella, Málaga

2015 
We love pop, cortijo Miraflores, Marbella, Málaga
La palabra que se guarda, Plataforma de Arte Huber, Estepona ,Málaga 
eccO, espacio de cultura contemporánea de Cádiz 
Collective Exhibition, Banus Gallery, Marbella, Málaga

2014 
Cero Arte, Marbella, Málaga Art Proyect, Estepona, Málaga 
12 + 1 + 1 + 2, Plataforma de Arte Huber, Estepona, Málaga 
Summer Madness, Red Penguin Art Gallery, Marbella, Málaga

2013 
Art Proyect, Vejer de la Frontera, cádiz

2012 
Art proyect Marbella, Marbella, Málaga

2011 
Galeria proyecto de Arte, Nando Argüelles, Madrid Galería Ciancimino, Madrid

2009 
Espacio Comedia, Puerto Banús, Marbella, Málaga