All posts tagged: benni quintero

Senior Year Sorrows

All Artwork and Captions by Benni Quintero RedHead Girl: This cute chickadeee used to sit across the room from me in art class. My sketchbook was filled with drawings of her. I never quite captured her in a way that satisfies my impression of her in my head. Her artwork was wild though.  Mouster King: I made this fella the summer in before senior year. My cat killed a mouse. I gave it a proper home in the afterlife as a king. Cruisin’: This one was I believe my final piece for AP studio. It’s honestly unfinished. It’s a copy of an image of me, my brother, and my dad in a disneyland photo-stop car thingy. I just put us in a different environment. I looked really determined and angry in the original picture, so I figured I was on a mission or something. So I made my mission to be running over some ugly dude. It’s ok though, nobody really liked him anyway. Mother Sin and her Ducks of Anarchy: This is Sin. I’ve given her the title …

Benni Quintero: reworked from birth

by Amelia Anthony Curator Benni Quintero is a 17 year old artist in the 12th grade at Mira Costa High School. I am a well disguised pervert who doesn’t have a singular art “thing”. I’m not even sure if I’m an art person singularly, or even a person at that. I think the Marx Brothers are great. Those are the important facts. SCULPTURES Jazz Cat: This is Jazz Cat. He’s a tall, jivin’ madman. The Two Fridas: I recreated a Frida Kahlo Painting as a sculpture. I couldn’t recreate the second face. I tore it off and stuck it onto that paintbrush and just oozed wax on her head. Why? Officially, it’s to symbolize Diego’s recreation of Frida, basically painting her in his own and disconnecting her from her past self. The wax is his paint. Their hands and arms aren’t sculpted in clay. Not because I gave up and thought it looked really cool as it was, no, no, no! It’s obviously because at their core, Frida pre- and post- Diego were the same, …