Daniel Quintero

A Spanish painter born in Málaga in 1949. He attended Amadeo Roca’s Atelier, and later studied at the Beaux Arts School of San Fernando of Madrid and also attended the Círculo de Bellas Arte of Madrid. At present he lives and works between Madrid and London.

RECENT EVENTS

SEPHARAD – Hidden Memory

From 7th November 2017 to 26th February 2018.

Place: MUSEO SEFARDÍ, SINAGOGA DEL TRÁNSITO, Toledo.

SEPHARAD – Hidden Memory.
Memory is a connection between past and present always haunted by silences and omissions. What does it mean to look at Sepharad from the present? Which elements of the past of Jewish Spain can we recover from destruction and oblivion? Daniel Quintero’s “Sephardic Portraits” are a paradigmatic example of the willingness of today’s Spain to look again, with new eyes, at Sepharad. In these portraits, Quintero composes a dance of memory in which present-day citizens embody figures of Spain’s Jewish past: Samuel Halevi, Benjamín de Tudela, Ibn Gabirol, Najmánides, Gracia Mendes, Maimónides. Other portraits pay homage to leading members of today’s Sephardic community. This project contains a two-way challenge: seeing in the present the traces that survived, and that today exist in Spain, of a past that people tried to erase, and also seeing in the past the remnants of faces, gestures, actions and lives that define us today.

Daniela Flesler
Adrián Pérez Melgosa

“OUT OF CHAOS” group exhibition from The Ben Uri collection

From 15th October to 26th February.

Place: LAING ART GALLERY, Newcastle.

“OUT OF CAOS” group exhibition from The Ben Uri collection.

SEPHARDIC PORTRAITS

From 6th March to 23th October 2016.

Place: MUSEO DIOCESANO DE ARTE SACRO, Orihuela.

Daniel Quintero, the Spanish painter from Málaga, is exhibiting thirteen paintings “Retratos Sefardíes” (Sephardic Portraits) (from the past and present) in the Museo Sacro Diocesano de Orihuela. This is within the context “Towards a Jewish-Christian Encounter” and offers a positive vision of the relationship between two religions that emanate from the same root.

Highlights from the Ben Uri Collection: “OUT OF CHAOS”.
Ben Uri: 100 Years in London

From 1st July 2015 to 18th December 2015.

Place: SOMERSET HOUSE – EAST WING: INIGO ROOMS, London.

Portrait of Sir Norman Rosenthal painted in 1996 included in a selected collection of 100 works of art belonging to the Ben Uri Collection. (Jewish Museum of London). Among other artists Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Grösz, Kossoff, Pisarro y Soutine.