R R i c a r d o G a r c i a
I birth and maintain my work on the principle that the world is a place of design by man that can corrupt or restore beauty. I am equally a participant extending my best and worst to my environment and fellow human beings.
I am a resident artist born and raised in Los Angeles. I paint the city in which I live and the people who inhabit it as they interact, weave between, and celebrate themselves and each other.
My work is versatile as my insatiable vision affords me a prolific artist reality. I create a new collection habitually as ideas constantly enter my mind as justifiable expressions with which I communicate. The paintings are visually abstract disfigurements and representational simultaneously as each construct exposes the reality to which we all contribute and from which we all evolve. Colorful and bold with various shapes and images, these paintings explore the beautiful and obscene. Specific elements of reality align as stagnating torsos of man and woman mutually endure in a corruptible world.
In my work, there is a conversation that is geographically and geometrically united by human anatomy and genealogy that travels through time and image.
My themes communicate a speech of love and anger relative to the tragedies and triumphs and all that exists in-between as a verifiable definition of humanity. I deconstruct to reconstruct.
I see my work connecting the cultures of academia and street as I relate the same honest reality and essence of the humanity of everyday people found all over the world. In a sense, my work is simple and diverse yet intellectual and universal where all minds exist.
The more I explore in my work, the more I realize the necessity to define my relationship with society on an intimate, individual basis as an observer and as an insider. It was where I belong in regards to myself, my relationship with my environment, and the world on a fundamental and intimate level that I define my work and my place in the life I live and extend as an artist and human being.
Studio X 2021
Prohibition Gallery 2015
Silver Lake Art Gallery 2004
Gallery 8 2003
Gallery 8 2002
V.C. Gallery 2000
Ark Gallery 1998
Barnes & Noble 1998
Camino Real 1998
It's Liquid. Venice, Italy 2019
Building Bridges Gallery (National Semi-Finals) 2015
4 Elements Gallery 2012
Hangar 1018 2008
Metro Gallery "2 man show" 2007
Metro Gallery 2006
Museo de Chamizal (Mexico) 2003
Hal Marcus Gallery "2 man show" 2003
V.C. Gallery 2001
Bridge Center Gallery 2000
Camino Real 2000
Ark Gallery 1998
Galeria Palacio 1998
Ysleta Independent School District 1996
PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA
Artillery Magazine (Los Angeles)
Art LTD (Los Angeles)
Tu Ciudad Magazine (Los Angeles)
Disney "Latino Heritage Publication" (Los Angeles)
Brooklyn and Boyle Magazine
El Paso Times (TX)
Channel 7 News " Morning Show (TX)
Accent On The Arts " Cable Show" (TX)
What's Up, Magazine (TX)
Looking at El Paso, Magazine (TX)
El Paso Scene, Magazine
Diario "Newspaper" (Mexico)
El Paso Inc. Magazine
Channel 56 News (TX)
Channel 7, Segment (TX)
Channel 48 Telemundo " Succeeding without borders. (Mexico)