Caleb Hahne resting his head on his hand in his studio

Caleb Hahne Quintana

Painting the quiet moments

“Belonging is a destination we are always trying to reach.”

Caleb Hahne Quintana isn’t afraid to make art that’s about himself. He often paints quiet moments from life, like getting a haircut or holding a glass. The paintings are touching, with a soft intimate glow. But these seemingly small scenes relate to much bigger things from the artist’s life and history. Water and horses, for example, represent migration. Hands and candles give a sense of home and...

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Caleb Hahne Quintana (he/him) was born in Denver, Colorado in 1993. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

In Their Words

“For a long time I felt like I needed to make art about art. I was waiting for someone to give me permission to tell my story. My paintings are about me and the people in it.”

Gallery shows

In his 2021 solo exhibition The Earth, It Held Me at 1969 Gallery, the artist showed finished paintings alongside the unfinished studies he worked from. The studies are drawn in coloured pencil and wax pastel on paper.

Collaborations with Caleb Hahne Quintana