For Antonio Quirós Benitez art has always been a way of enjoyment and expression of deeper emotions. Since his childhood, Quirós has been working with vibrant colors by instinct.
After a formal training at La Liga de Arte de San Juan, his thirst for knowledge leads him to the U.S., where he trains on the professional ethics of commercial art. By continuous Studies in Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography he develops a rich visual language.
In search for conceptual knowledge, Quirós goes to Basel School of Design, Switzerland where his sensibility for visual aesthetics leads him to appreciate other forms of art. While traveling abroad he became aware by the value of single minded idea to achieve harmony on his work. Active art director since 1995 he developed dynamic compositions in various mediums, including graphic design, advertising, photography and painting. Unity, contrast and balance are the backbone of his approach to any given format, where active positive vs. the negative space is essential. These elements encourage Quirós in looking for a common thread in his approach, to always create the maximum with the minimum, striving to find simplicity as the end result.
Paul Rand and Pablo Picasso are mayor influences in his work. Rand’s sense of simplicity are clear sources of inspiration. While Picasso’s fearless approach to art allowing new forms of expressions are core concepts in Quirós developing work.
“I get inspired by my surroundings. From the “reinita” (native bird) searching for nectar in the flower, to a deep groove of house music. There is no limit in what makes me stop and look for dynamics lines and a new feeling. I think this is a bipolar world and we have to embrace the black and white as one to find harmony in life.”
“Nature is my master, I follow no trends but yet I learn from them. My goal is to express myself in my own visual language, one that never stops evolving. Painting embraces all of my interests into one clear vision, one I like to see as a harmonious approach to Art.”