Santiago Garcia

Andante Elephant #9 47"x47" oil on canvas

Santiago Garcia

Andante Elephant #7 42"x35" oil on canvas

Santiago Garcia

Andante Giraffe #35 62.5"x31" oil on canvas

Santiago Garcia

Andante Penguin #1 47"x39" oil on canvas

Andante Super Star 54"x52" oil on canvas

Andante Iconoclasta #44 58"x51" oil on canvas

Andante Bird #37 47"x27" oil on canvas

Andante #56 59"x30.5" oil on canvas

Andante #75 50"x15" oil on canvas

Featured Artist Santiago Garcia

October 3 – 31, 2014

Artist Santiago Garcia from Uruguay will be Atelier Galleries featured artist for the entire month of September. His wildlife paintings are sure to capture any visitors imagination so be sure to visit 153 King Street during his exhibition. We will be holding an opening reception for the public Friday, October 3rd 6 to 8pm. 

The work of Santiago Garcia explores the wondrous, colorful and always intriguing world between figuration and abstraction. Through contextualization of reality, the Uruguayan artist’s work raises absurd situations within a framework of the everyday world and leaves the content on its own to the free interpretation of the observer. The artist was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1974. As self-taught painter, Garcia produced an immense body of work in his early years. During the mid-1990s, under an art scholarship with the University of Uruguay, he studied under master engraver Eduardo Fornasari, master painter Clever Lara and acclaimed ceramicist Susana Pizzurno. In 1998, Garcia obtained a grant from the Museum of American art of Maldonado for drawing and painting studies with the master painter Miguel Angel Battegazzore. He worked as an assistant to the Argentinean painter Rogelio Polesello for exhibition at the Museum of American art of Maldonado, Uruguay. For the exhibition, he produced murals for Juvenalia 98 and the subsequent exhibition at La Rural del Prado in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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