In Our Masthead: Robert Garcia

by Paddy Johnson on March 24, 2010 · 21 comments Events

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Robert Garcia, Assembly Line, 2009, Oil on wood panel, 36 x 72 inches

San Francisco based artist Robert Garcia‘s touchingly detailed paintings are born from his upbringing.  Raised in a lower class Hispanic community that prided itself with its Chicano attitude, Garcia first drew inspiration from the drawings on letters his uncles sent home from prison and the gang graffiti painted on the walls of his neighborhood. The harsh living conditions suffered by this community continue to inform his painting and all other work.

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Robert Garcia, We Are Who We Are, 2009, Oil on wood panel, 12 X 24 inches

BIOGRAPHY
Within the last year, Robert Garcia has exhibited at Wonderland, Stillwell and Gallery 1D/Throwbacks NW. Robert Garcia will receive his MFA from San Francisco State in 2011. He lives and works in San Francisco.

  • Gregg

    the format of the paintings recall the horizontal format of envelopes, like the drawings on which his unks sent him from jail.
    cool.

  • Gregg

    the format of the paintings recall the horizontal format of envelopes, like the drawings on which his unks sent him from jail.
    cool.

  • Gregg

    the format of the paintings recall the horizontal format of envelopes, like the drawings on which his unks sent him from jail.
    cool.

  • Gregg

    the format of the paintings recall the horizontal format of envelopes, like the drawings on which his unks sent him from jail.
    cool.

  • http://wh2.splinder.com/ Luca Rossi

    Great attitude! Sometimes the painting is the best thing. The language of contemporary art is going through a state of fatigue which coincides with a flattening of contents. The painting could be more fluid and able to read this strange phase.
    Luca Rossi

  • http://wh2.splinder.com/ Luca Rossi

    Great attitude! Sometimes the painting is the best thing. The language of contemporary art is going through a state of fatigue which coincides with a flattening of contents. The painting could be more fluid and able to read this strange phase.
    Luca Rossi

  • http://wh2.splinder.com/ Luca Rossi

    Great attitude! Sometimes the painting is the best thing. The language of contemporary art is going through a state of fatigue which coincides with a flattening of contents. The painting could be more fluid and able to read this strange phase.
    Luca Rossi

  • http://wh2.splinder.com/ Luca Rossi

    Great attitude! Sometimes the painting is the best thing. The language of contemporary art is going through a state of fatigue which coincides with a flattening of contents. The painting could be more fluid and able to read this strange phase.
    Luca Rossi

  • http://breathless-ms-seberg.blogspot.com Ms. Seberg

    I love these paintings, and I’d never heard of him before. Thanks!

    xoxo,

    Ms. Seberg

  • http://breathless-ms-seberg.blogspot.com Ms. Seberg

    I love these paintings, and I’d never heard of him before. Thanks!

    xoxo,

    Ms. Seberg

  • http://breathless-ms-seberg.blogspot.com Ms. Seberg

    I love these paintings, and I’d never heard of him before. Thanks!

    xoxo,

    Ms. Seberg

  • http://breathless-ms-seberg.blogspot.com Ms. Seberg

    I love these paintings, and I’d never heard of him before. Thanks!

    xoxo,

    Ms. Seberg

  • http://www.axelle.com Vanessa Alexandra

    I am always happy to see Chicano artists developing their work and gaining recognition. I wonder which Hispanic community he was brought up in.

  • http://www.axelle.com Vanessa Alexandra

    I am always happy to see Chicano artists developing their work and gaining recognition. I wonder which Hispanic community he was brought up in.

  • http://www.axelle.com Vanessa Alexandra

    I am always happy to see Chicano artists developing their work and gaining recognition. I wonder which Hispanic community he was brought up in.

  • http://www.axelle.com Vanessa Alexandra

    I am always happy to see Chicano artists developing their work and gaining recognition. I wonder which Hispanic community he was brought up in.

  • http://www.axelle.com Vanessa Alexandra

    I am always happy to see Chicano artists developing their work and gaining recognition. I wonder which Hispanic community he was brought up in.

  • DontEvenTrip

    @Vanessa Alexandra, he grew up in a shit hole named Merced.

  • DontEvenTrip

    @Vanessa Alexandra, he grew up in a shit hole named Merced.

  • DontEvenTrip

    @Vanessa Alexandra, he grew up in a shit hole named Merced.

  • DontEvenTrip

    @Vanessa Alexandra, he grew up in a shit hole named Merced.

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