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Artist Painter, Alex Omar Garcia

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In June
of 2005 I relocated with my wife and children to a small west Texas town named Canutillo (a few miles west of El Paso).

I have been involved creatively for most of my life employing various mediums including pencil, ink, markers, and acrylic. While in high school I was introduced to the work of Andrew Wyeth via a class trip to the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. I was mesmerized by the imagery and fascinated by the description of the egg tempera medium. While I did not immediately adopt egg tempera, the visit to the museum served to implant the seeds that would later transform into my current passion and commitment.

A trip to Los Angeles, California provided the impetus to pursue my artistic career. This journey began with an exploration into various mediums-most of which left me frustrated. As I poured over the few art books I had accumulated over the years I noticed a reoccurring pattern in the types of artists I was drawn to - their use of egg tempera. This discovery motivated me to do some research regarding the medium I had been intrigued by in my early years. After much research and experimentation I had finally found a medium that suited my sensibilities. My interests include drawing, luminous color and rich surface qualitythings which egg tempera can do very well.

I look forward to developing my visual language into a robust and articulate vocabulary which will allow me to communicate with the viewer something about myself. When a person looks at my work I want them to see me in it and to also see something of themselves in it, to relate and be engaged with it.

I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kutztown University. My influences and artists
My study include George Tooker, Paul Cadmus, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Jared French, Edward Hopper, Diego Rivera and others.

Exhibitions: PDF of Exibitions
Alex Garcia - AlexGarciaFineArt.com



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