Benjamin Garcia's Abstracted PortraitsIllustration // Friday, 16 Aug 2013
Benjamin Garcia was born in Venezuela and graduated from the Caracas Institute of Design specializing in illustration for animation. His first influences came from comic artists like Moebius and Bill Sienkiewicz, and then later from his true master Lucian Freud. His focus is mostly on portraits with an aesthetic language that is implicitly dark and subtly surreal with an approach to his subjects that is often subjective and intense. His style is very much inspired by the nebulous and unclear images of the mind and dreams, finding in this his true base. He has worked as an illustrator in editorial, cinema and advertising projects and has exhibited his work in Caracas and Milan.