About the artist
Arturo Garcia is a full time artist based in Denver, Colorado. His love for color give his style a unique perspective on both the subject and his media of preference applying robust layers of oil paints on canvas with palette knives. What emerges as result is an exciting combination of abstract within the figure. His style is contemporary influenced by the fauvist and impressionist movements though the technique has taken its own course.
“To me, Art is the language of the soul that expresses what the brain on its own can’t. It’s a silent dialect that conveys what words are not capable of doing. The understanding between creation, nature, and the spirit, are transcribed in the manifestation of an art piece. Art is a revelation of the soul; a new form of singing.” AG.-
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 is a member of the Art Students League of Denver Westwood Arts District as well as other non-for-profit organizations of Colorado. Garcia’s work has been exhibited at The Denver Art Museum, The Butterfly Pavilion, The Mexican Cultural Center, CU Boulder, MSU Denver, DCPA, as well as in different art galleries in Denver, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. His collections “Great Migrations,” “Literary Giants,” “Art Masters” and “U.S. Presidents” have been exhibited in different public schools and libraries around the Denver Metro Area. Arturo Garcia was a 2018 recipient of the annual Fall Residency to create during the month of October, 2018 at Chatteau de la Napoule in France by the La Napoule Art Foundation. In February of 2020, his oil painting “Winter Dance” was chosen “Best of Show” at the annual “Representing The West” Art Exhibit and Show in Pueblo, Colorado in February of 2020.
Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery
Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery is a place where visitors can experience the process of creation and the exhibition of fine art created by Artist Arturo Garcia; it is also a place where people can interact directly with the artist, immerse in his cultural background, his vision of life through art and in general to have an art experience.
To create art and promote culture with authenticity and inclusiveness.
To be a lighthouse for artists, community and ideas through giving and sharing the gift of art.
This is the place where creation takes place. From an idea to a solid art piece, everything happens here. Visitors will have a chance to see the oil-working station, as well as the “all media” station where smaller art pieces are created.
The setting is not staged but curated by the artist surrounded by objects that inspire his creation, such as art pieces from all over the world, photographs, native American crafts, buffalo hides, and books.
Sharing the Space with the Community
As a way to give back to the community Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery offers its space to the community with the First Friday Art Fairs inviting local artists to come show and sell their artwork the first Friday of the month spreading booths in the front and back of the gallery.
On Saturday mornings, the studio is open to kids and young adults to come create for free with Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery providing all art supplies and materials (program temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 safety efforts until further notice).
Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase art directly from the artist. Arturo Garcia believes art to be accessible to all; thus, the opportunity of acquiring original artwork in a wide range of prices, sizes and mediums.
It is the artist belief that paintings must be accompanied by stories without allowing these to interfere with the unique interpretations from the viewers. In this story telling “transaction” is where experience grows and sets path for new stories. In this sense, the gallery becomes a place of story bartering accompanied by experiences, visions, and conversation, serving as a destination place for great synergy and friendship.
Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery
Denver, CO 80219
By appointment: 720-495-1407