While he has often been compared to Bosch for his busy compositions filled with heavy symbolism, Dan Quintana (interviewed in our current issue, Hi-Fructose Vol. 27) created a new series of stripped-down paintings and charcoal drawings for his upcoming solo show at San Francisco’s Varnish Fine Art, “Zero Instruments.” Wispy bodies seem to blow away like clouds of dust in the new series. In most of the pieces, Quintana decided to zero in on an isolated subject, each one inspired by a different musical or anatomical instrument. The figures — often beautiful women — appear to be haunted by the spirits of death, unable to escape their imminent mortality. Take a look at some of the works in the show below and see “Zero Instruments” at Varnish Fine Art May 25 – June 29.