Quintana Bravo's compositions, swatches of brightly colored paint
intermingle with scraps of newsprint, bits of cardboard, bubble
wrap, duct tape, used straws, and other discarded items.
Quintana doesn't consider himself
an artist with a capital "A," but rather a self-styled
collector of "things beautiful." Attentively scanning
Havana's sidewalks and gardens, scrupulously sifting through
piles of trash, Quintana's art making is a kind of performance.
Like a police detective he searches for particular kinds of
evidence-traces of lives lived, vestiges of the passage of time.
In the context of Quintana's collages, these carefully sought
out bits and pieces of detritus acquire new lives and new meanings.