MEXICAN MASTER PAINTER
“For me, life as an artist means that I am able to live my life with creativity and joy.”
Garcia was born in Mexico City on March 16, 1960. At age seven, Garcia’s artistic ability became apparent to his father, an artist himself, who encouraged and supported his passion for creativity. Garcia is a self-thought painter and creator. He developed an unique international dimensional style that is imaginatively imbued with the visual power of Renaissance artists such as Spanish Baroque master Diego Velazquez, American master John Singer Sargeant, French master William Bourguereau, Spanish surreal master Salvador Dali, and Austrian design master Gustav Klimt. Garcia gives back to the local and international community by nurturing and training young artists as a professor of Fine Art at the Union de Artes Plasticas de Puebla of Mexico, as well as at the Institute Aber Atellear.
The art of Fidel Garcia fuses figurative realism and abstract expressionism into what he refers to as, “Figurative Expressionism.” Garcias’ paintings call upon the viewer to experience the concurrency of our corporeal and spiritual selves, the coincidence of reality and imagination, and the co-existence of the physical and the metaphysical. Rather than merely asking for acknowledgement of these diametric forces, Garcias’ paintings provokes us to find the harmony and balance between these forces. He viscerally explores illusion and reality, the dichotomy of the mundane and the divine, the dimensions of life and the afterlife. Each image takes on an unexpected twist of reality, which leads us into the realm of the surreal.
Among the distinguished collections in which the works of Garcia can be found:
• National Museum of Spain in Barcelona, Spain
• National Museum of Art in Madrid, Spain
• Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C., U.S.
• Latino Art Museum Los Angeles, U.S.
• Amparo Museum in Puebla, Mexico