ARTIST CRUSH // ERIN GARCIA

Erin Garcia makes me happy. By using a repetition of minimal elements and color schemes, Garcia creates precisely abstract pieces. His work has popped up on hotel walls, in the pages of magazines, and in galleries across the nation. With summer creeping in, Garcia’s work is the perfect addition to a backdrop of sunshine and good attitudes.
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Garcia’s current work is an exploration of where the human capacity for abstraction intersects or conflicts with the sensory desire for specificity. Each one of his drawings or paintings is part of a process of distillation, and there is a distinct feeling when taken together as a series that they are driving ever closer to a revelatory moment. The process of the work is exceedingly present, the pieces are inextricable from the practice of their generation.

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On a recent stop at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, I was reminded of Garcia’s uplifting work as I walked through the sun soaked paradise. Check out these photos and video of Garcia’s process as he created one of largest pieces yet on an outdoor wall at the Ace in collaboration with Junk Magazine.

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You can also catch Garcia’s work at galarie102 in Ojai, CA.

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