You Gotta See It to Be It

An interview with Felix Quintana

Felix Quintana, iconos y otras tierras (detail), 2020, mixed media assemblage mounted to wood panels.

Felix Quintana, Multi-generational power on Crenshaw Boulevard, 2019, hand-scratched cyanotype print.

Felix Quintana, iconos y otras tierras (detail), 2020, mixed media assemblage on wood panels.

Felix Quintana,Cruzando el puente de ayer (Sixth Street bridge), 2020, digital photograph, archival pigment print.

Felix Quintana, Housing for the gente, 2020, acrylic, spray-paint, blue tape, found poster on plastic tablecloth.

Felix Quintana, Walking home from school in the alley with the shadow cross, 2019, hand-scratched cyanotype print.

Felix Quintana, Symbol of the movement, 2015, digital photography, archival pigment print.

Felix Quintana

Felix F. Quintana was born in Lynwood, California, in 1991 and was raised in southeast Los Angeles. Quintana’s parents landed in Los Angeles after fleeing the Salvadoran Civil War in 1984. He has shown his work from London to Los Angeles, including the Vincent Price Art Museum, Residency Art Gallery, LAXART, SOMArts Cultural Center, Southern Exposure, The Dot Project, and Vox Populi Gallery, among others. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and San Jose, California.

Brandie Davison

Brandie Davison was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She is the Founder of Art Realm Collective, a platform for emerging artists prioritizing POC, and is currently serving as Compound’s Curatorial Assistant.