Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Joe Ramiro Garcia  (21st century)

About: Joe Ramiro Garcia
 

Summary

Examples of his work  
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums  
  Book references Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Joe Ramiro Garcia
 

For sale ads

Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
 

Dealers

Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: United States      Known for: painting-whimsical figures and toys

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Joe Ramiro Garcia:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Joe Garcia)

yes

Biographical information (Joe Garcia)

yes

Book references (Joe Garcia)

0

Artwork for sale (Joe Garcia)

2

Dealers (Joe Garcia)

1

Discussion board entries (Joe Garcia)

0

Please send me Alert Updates for Joe Ramiro Garcia (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
Joe Ramiro Garcia
Country Living
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Biography from LewAllen Galleries:
The whimsical figures and toys in Joe Ramiro Garcia’s playfully provocative oil-and-alkyd paintings are intended to animate a space that seems at once familiar and real while also being cartoon-like, vaguely unsettling and ultimately mysterious. Familiar characters and everyday objects – not to mention frequent art historical references – are offered for delight of instant recognition and the riddle of a dream or an elusive memory.

Garcia is conscious that the objects in his paintings have both universal cultural significance and individually distinct personal meaning.  Stuffed toys and cartoon characters are surrogates for human figures and metaphors for the human condition.  We know they are stand-ins and not the real thing, and yet we animate them, projecting onto them our stories.  He hesitates to explain his personal associations with these objects too specifically. “Preserving the mystery is vital to my paintings,” he says. “To over describe them is to lose something in that translation. The painting is not to be understood in terms of its fragments so much as in terms of its whole.”

He intends for viewers' minds to be activated by these paintings, filled with darting thoughts while probing their deeper meanings.  He says: “I want there to be an element of doubt, an element of consequence. I want my paintings to speak of real stuff. It’s subtle but it’s there.”

Born in Houston, Texas, Garcia attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before studying for two years at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was honored in 2005 with a Painters and Sculptors grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work has been included in five recent museum shows and several books on Southwest art.

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists