About the artist:
Arturo Garcia is a Full time artist. His love for color give his style a unique perspective on both the subject and his media of preference, which is applying oil color on canvas with palette knives leaving as result an exciting combination of abstract within the figure. His style is classified by art scholars as Modern Fauvist Representational Art (figurativismo Fauvista moderno). Although the artist prefers to just call it modern art.
In the last 3 years, Arturo Garcia has been working on a series of bison paintings titled “Tatanka: The Spirit of the Land,” where the American Buffalo (bison bison) is the main character in a story about the biggest land mammal of the Americas, and the importance it had throughout history, especially to the Native American Peoples. Garcia believes in story telling through his art and strives to deliver that with his work.
With years using a pallet knife as his preferred art tool, Garcia has developed a kind of mastery and it becomes evident as you get acquainted with his work. The strokes are fierce and fearless, but carefully chosen to reflect value and natural shade through a relief using only oil paints. The mixture of warm and cool colors is what makes Garcia’s work unique and distinctive. Garcia’s love for wildlife and animals in general give him a natural drive to create beautiful and exquisite pieces where his contemporary style brings his subjects to life, thus bringing a feeling of fulfillment to the naked eye.
Arturo Garcia was the Arts Director for the Americas Latino Eco Festival, the biggest environmental Latino event in the United States; he is an active member at The Denver Art Society, the Art Students League of Denver, PAG, as well as other non-for-profit organizations in Colorado. Garcia’s work has been exhibited at The Denver Art Museum, The Butterfly Pavilion, The Mexican Cultural Center, CU Boulder, MSU, among other galleries. His collections “Great Migrations,” “Literary Giants,” “Art Masters” and “U.S. Presidents” have been exhibited in different public schools and libraries around Denver. Most recently, his work was featured in the National Wildlife Magazine (August-September, 2017 issue). Arturo’s paintings and prints can be found in different galleries and art stores in the Denver area, Utah, and Wyoming.