Carlos Garcia Garcia

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Drawer
    • Mixed media
    • Painter
    • Abstract expressionist
    • Photographer
    • Hyperrealist
    • Illustrator
    • Neoconceptual

    About the artist

    In my works, I am interested in focusing on portrait, perhaps because of its so intense fashion in which this genre allows me to depict states of being, emotions, and psychological traits. I am especially tempted for glances, that is to say, a window to the soul and to the most authentic feelings. People’s eyes around me, or those I meet by chance, reveal countless stories, frustrations, desires, utopias, happiness, sadness… I try to take all of it to my art. In my works, the human being is the one who has the prominence, and glances are precisely the strongest means of communication between characters and spectators, from either frontal, subtleness or evasion. From the stylistic viewpoint, I do not like labels or classifications. I would rather prefer to move myself in a chameleon-like way through western art history tendencies, without stopping in not one in particular. This is the way I have equally expressed myself from nineteenth-century realism, neo-impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, neo-pop, among others. As for techniques, mediums, and formats, I am likewise variable: I am fascinated for either oil painting or acrylic, watercolor or ink; both canvas and cardboard; both small dimensions and gigantic ones. Everything depends on my curiosity, my instincts, my wishes, and the communicative intentionality in every work, of course. I assume painting as a delightful and cathartic act, an exercise that allows me to direct my cravings, my obsessions, and my ghosts. To exorcise my two-facedness…

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