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The Intriguing World Between Realism and Abstraction
The work of Santiago Garcia explores the intriguing world between realism and abstraction. The artist’s work conveys fictional situations within a framework of the everyday world and leaves the viewer free to interpret the painting in a personal way. Garcia’s paintings often incorporate seemingly contradictory elements that he brings into harmony. Some of his paintings show animals in absurd situations revealing a modern world that clashes with the wild. The artist feels that his paintings should not be fully explained, though much of his work can be seen as a metaphor for family and relationships, and he reminds us of where humans have been and where we’re going.