ABEL QUINTERO FUENTES is a Cuban American artist. He was born in the countryside of Havana, and grew up caressed by the sound of his mother singing Cuban folkloric songs known as “Décimas”.
Abel’s literary thirst and admiration for his rich Cuban culture provide the perfect platform for the development of his unique style, as an authentic cuban fine artist. His deep understanding of tradition coupled with his technical abilities are evident in every single work of art executed by this sensitive and creative artist. Quintero's expression of the universe is created by a color palette skillfully mixed and applied to create a language that conjures mental images of a bygone era when life was simply beautiful in the countryside of his native Cuba. The dream-like expression of his characters invite you to enter a world filled with romance, innocence and serenity. Abel Quintero is a contemporary fine artist admired and collected internationally. His talent has been deservingly lauded by his critics and colleagues worldwide. When you stand before one of Abel's paintings, you can almost hear the nightingales, feel the morning dew on your forehead, and smell the aroma of rum and coffee in the air. His work is guaranteed to capture your heart for years to come.
QUOTES ABOUT THE ARTIST
"He laugh when he says deemed GUAJIRO and I believe it because in his smile is that honesty, that "ingenuity" of country people have."
Tony Pita. "El Habanero" Newspaper, March 1998
"The stunning color of light, the nearly photographic motion capture, the reflective stillness - disturbing at times - the constant search for air horizons - so slight as the interiors - are paradigms that are combined in a stylistic and conceptual unit admirable. The IPAC (Institute professional in the art of communication) in Asunción - Paraguay includes a photographic material with the work of this artist in order to illustrate a class of art appreciation to my charge, as a valuable exponent of the contemporary Naive."
Dr. Prof. Victor Hugo Pirrongelli Carbone."November 20061998
"One of the painters most interesting in Miami is the Cuban Abel Quintero, who has his studio in the emblematic calle ocho in little Havana (...) so elegant and tasteful, with tender and vibrant pictures of Abel recreating the beautiful Cuban background countryside, to enjoy both the miamers, as tourists visiting the famous street. "
Baltasar Santiago "Venue Magazine"2014
All the sudden, as if by magic, Abel Quintero became aware that he was inside the world of Juan Candela, the character from story teller Onelio Jorge Cardoso. He retreated to a farm in Pedrera to dedicate himself to the fine arts.
Elena Iglesias "El Nuevo Herald"2009