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     Marble, stone, and resin transform into ice creams, skateboards, and spray cans in the whimsical works of Spanish sculptor Juan Miguel Quiñones García. Following in the footsteps of pop art pioneers like Claes Oldenburg, Quiñones García plays with scale, materials, and familiar brand names to offer a humorous perspective on everyday objects. A self-taught artist, Quiñones García developed an e...Read More
     Marble, stone, and resin transform into ice creams, skateboards, and spray cans in the whimsical works of Spanish sculptor Juan Miguel Quiñones García. Following in the footsteps of pop art pioneers like Claes Oldenburg, Quiñones García plays with scale, materials, and familiar brand names to offer a humorous perspective on everyday objects. A self-taught artist, Quiñones García developed an early fascination with stone masonry and marble work, influenced by the quarries near his hometown of Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz. After high school, he worked in the construction industry and later as a restorer and sculptor for a firm specializing in marble artworks. This background is reflected in his use of the pietra dura inlay technique, a method widely employed in Renaissance Italy, particularly in Florence. He meticulously cuts and fits highly polished colored stones to create his modern-day masterpieces. Food is a recurring theme in Quiñones García’s work, with ice creams, burgers, cupcakes, and doughnuts frequently appearing among his creations. These pieces humorously reference his mother's admonition, “Don’t play with your food!” which she often repeated to him and his brothers during their childhood. Since 2009, Quiñones García’s works have been exhibited in various locations across Spain, including Malaga, Barcelona, and San Sebastian. Notably, his large-scale ice cream sculpture "Dracula" was featured as a public space installation during the Urvanity Art Fair in Madrid in 2019. Additionally, in 2018, he received a prize at the City of Melilla Painting and Sculpture Competition.
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