Left to right Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Director Ann Burt, artist Cesar Garcia and Museum Curator Barbara Saunders.
"Behond Perception" Exhibition
Cesar Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba His first encounter with the arts was through his uncle, a Cuban artist who learned his trade at the world renowned San Alejandro Academy of Arts in Havana, Cuba. Garcia moved to the United States in 1969 with his family and has never forgotten those creative moments he experienced as a child in his uncle’s studio; images that live and are always a part of him.
Garcia’s passion for the arts has always inhabited in his heart and soul, every minute of his life. His fascination with the great masters has helped him better understand the need to express himself in a totally different form. His creations are unique and his effect is of a figurative nature in a surrealist style, which marks a panorama of complex creativity yet, simple presentation of form and composition. The work touches the inner soul of various cultures with all its broad influences.
The approach upon the painting’s surface is conceived after a process of inspiration from within. Garcia analyzes his feelings and state of mind that preoccupies the artistic arrangement of forms, inner language and symbols. He describes his work as being the ultimate antithesis of classical form. Garcia creates with his soul and imagination and tells a story every single occasion.
Garcia’s work can be found in various public collections including The National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York City, NY, Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, State of Florida Art Collection, Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, Florida, University of Miami (Casa Bacardi) Institute for Cuban and Cuban-America Studies, Miami, Florida, Art in Public Places Program of the Village of Wellington, Florida and many other institutions, foundations and recognized collections.
Cesar Garcia is regarded as an American artist of Cuban heritage whose work is noteworthy of his generation.