Benjamin Garcia, a young Columbian artist, whose paintings are done in a visual language that reminds of surrealism, but possesses a level of darkness as well. Human imagination is endless, corrupted only by the experiences and influences of the life itself, as the Garcia’s work takes the viewers into the world, somewhat familiar, but still under the control of the artist himself.

Garcia is focused on portraits, with his visual language being both dark and surreal at the same time. This language of pictorial violence emerged from all the experimentation he’s done, which included illustrations and animations, and eventually, the artist created a recognizable combination of chaos and structured composition.
Garcia was born in Caracas, where he graduated from Instituto de diseno de Caracas, majoring Design and Illustration, in 2010. His connection and decision to paint human figure came from the fusion of media, where both digital and traditional illustration are inspirationally combined with other media, such as animation, comic, and film, all of them telling stories in a coherent way, more or less. The artworks are blurred to a certain level, and that is the artist’s way of bringing together the unconscious and conscious. In his dreams, the attention could never be focused on more than just one detail, and often everything’s all fuzzy, so he projects those feelings and observations onto the canvas.

‘’My greatest satisfaction as a painter is when I feel the painting is brought to fulfillment.’’ Benjamin considers himself a full-time painter, but his dedication to art is far greater than simply occupational. He is on a quest of creating new worlds by mixing the unconscious with the conscious, expressing what lies deeply within himself and adding his conscious thoughts and memories to the process. The visual result is captivating and slightly disturbing, but satisfying on both primal and conscious level. – Wide Walls

Born in 1986, Caracas, Venezuela

EDUCATION

2006-2010 B.F.A. Instituto de Diseño de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

GROUP EXHIBITONS

December, 2017 – Scope Art Show, Thinkspace Gallery booth.

June, 2017 – & Gallery Miami, A Black Ship Moment, curated by Black Ship Gallery

November, 2016 – The Brand Library & Art Center, curated by Thinkspace Gallery

February, 2016 – Corey Helford Gallery Los Angeles in the “Below the surface group show

February, 2016 – POW! WOW! Hawaii Curated by Thinkspace Gallery

February, 2016 – LA Art Fair Los Angeles, with Smash Gallery

December, 2015 – Abend Gallery, Denver. Collective exhibition: 25th Annual Miniatures Show

November, 2015 – Smash Gallery, San Francisco. Collective exhibition: Holiday group show

August, 2015 – Abend Gallery, Denver. Collective exhibition: Edge of Realism

April, 2014 – Affordable Art Fair of New York, with One Art Space Gallery

February, 2013 – La Ventana Artkao Gallery. Collective exhibition: Novísimos

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Opening Sept. 15, 2018 – Solo show at Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles

Artist Website: http://beng-art.com

Current and Previous Works by Benjamin Garcia

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  • “Character Reference”

    (2016)
    $5,000
    Available
    Oil and acrylic on linen
    37" × 46"
    94 × 117 cm

    Shows:

    • Flourish (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ)
    • The New Vanguard – Taking place at The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
  • “Chinese Breakfast”

    (2017)
    $1,200
    Available
    Oil on canvas
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
  • “Heartbeat”

    (2016)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on linen
    19" × 25"
    48 × 64 cm

    Show:

    • Nexus – taking place at The Brand Library & Art Center
  • “Hypersense”

    (2016)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on linen
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • Juxtapozed (Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Fort Wayne, IN)
    • Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement – Fullerton Museum Center
    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School
  • “Suspended Disbelief”

    (2016)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic on linen
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)