Show Archive

Thursday 15th February 2024.

February 15, 2024


Jhafis Quintero

Today a special guest in this morning last hour. Jhafis Quintero is a Panamanian artist born in 1973 in La Chorrera, Panama. He currently lives and works in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland Quintero’s artistic career began during a 10-year prison sentence in Costa Rica, where he was taught art by Haru Wells, who believed that art could be an effective substitute for crime.  This experience in prison has had a profound impact on his work, which often explores themes of isolation, time, and survival within the context of incarceration

Quintero’s work spans various mediums, including painting, video, and performance, and is characterized by a reflection on physical and psychological struggles, particularly those induced by isolation  His art is informed by his personal experiences and offers a unique perception of time and its implications for individuals in confinement  He has exhibited his work in numerous countries, including New York, Texas, Madrid, London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Brazil, Argentina, and Tasmania, and his work is part of private collections such as Daros (Switzerland), Cisneros, and the National Center of Fine Arts of Paris.

Quintero is also an author, having written ‘Máximas de seguridad’, ‘Los dueños del mundo’, and ‘La Casa de los Geckos’ Quintero’s artistic practice is a testament to the transformative power of art and its ability to provide a means of expression and survival in the face of adversity. His work continues to engage with his past while also addressing broader themes of human behavior, survival, and transgression.

More articles