Alfredo Garcia (USA) an artist’s statement
I didn’t set out to produce art about one subject in particular. I view the world as ideas for my art work and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images. I didn't set out to be an abstract artist or to create artwork relating to social events but as my portfolio developed and people started to review my work, the descriptions started to emerge and I began to notice a pattern I hadn't intended. The patterns began to take shape as elegant abstract art to both focus on patterns and social personal situations. My work tends to focus on the patterns and social personal situations, the evolution of personal situations co-existing in patterns. Some reviews have labeled my work as 'Abstract Elegance' but I always try to depict a positive message too - the persistence of “Life Goes On” no matter the situation and or circumstances. First to improve and second to adapt. At school, the only class I really paid any attention in was woodshop. I simply wasn't interested in anything else and I think my obsession with depicting art within wood started there. Colors and patterns had always interested me. Trying to instill an artistic way of doing woodshop. I later began exploring different materials to create my art. Masonite (Compressed wood) hard durable out of the box ideas to create my art. Some of my subject matter topics are about people's social personal situations and patterns that depict that environment. Since I've always been a fan of elegance in nature, a different type of abstract art has been created. None of it was intentional - it all developed and evolved over time. It happened when I got divorced. I needed to get my mind into something constructive. My personality always believed to work hard to earn respect and recognition. People always ask for my artist statement so I needed to do one but I've never liked to explain a certain piece of work - if you've made a picture and that's how you wanted it to be - hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer - it's the right message because there isn't a wrong and a right message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I'm happy with that. Interpretation of art is the essence of why I love art. Influences My influences of my art are movies like “The Count of Monte Cristo” Elegance under extreme situations. First improving the situation and then adapting to overcome the changes. Andreas Gursky famous photographer which takes pictures of patterns of everyday images. His photography sells for millions but the artistic everyday images made his work elegant and desirable. 99 cent II and Reien II are some examples of Andreas Gursky depicting patterns in the social life.
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