When we embrace challenges we open ourselves up to special opportunities – to learn, to grow, to develop resilience, and to be empowered. In modern society, the nature of the conflicts that we’re presented with is unique; in that we’re regularly tasked with overcoming adversity while maintain a spiritual essence to our individual being. For artist Ricardo Garcia, his paintings embody the passion, awareness, vulnerability, and strength associated with the contemporary struggle.
Garcia, whose Mexican American heritage brings both darkness and vibrancy to his work, utilizes his paintbrush as a vessel to bring audiences on a journey towards discovery. His works tell stories that range from vanity and consumerism, to freedom and love. For critics and art enthusiasts alike, the experience of viewing Garcia’s work is as much about connecting to the artist’s vision as it to one’s own beliefs and feelings.
Best known for his infatuation with lines, each of Garcia’s brush strokes serve a purpose; capturing unique emotions one moment at a time. Garcia believes, “lines have their own life.” With this mantra, it becomes clear why all of his work is so spirited and charged with energy.
His on-canvas stories challenge the status quo. They spark changes in the ways that people engage with art. To date, Garcia’s work has been on display in both solo and group exhibitions across the United States and Mexico, including: Lancers, Silverlake Art Gallery, V.C. Gallery, Barnes & Noble, Camino Real, Hangar 1018, Metro Gallery, Museo de Chamizal, Hal Marcus Gallery, Ark Gallery, Galleria Palacio, and Bridge Center Gallery. Additionally, Garcia has garnered media coverage and reviews from countless national publications and news outlets – receiving acclaim for his heartfelt and powerful work.
Still, Garcia’s focus remains on the means in which he best expresses himself to world – using the canvas as a platform to address sensitive topics, explore the depths of his spiritual being, inspire others to think freely, and to create a meaningful legacy through his painting.