As I blogger, it has always been somewhat of a mystery about who it is that actually reads my blog. I know that a larger percentage of my readers are women and many of you are designers like me. I also know that I have quite a few male readers (yeah men!) and that lots of you love the same things I do…fashion, entertaining, gifting and design. It is always nice to connect with my readers and I love it when one of you takes the time to drop me a note to let me know how much you enjoy what I write and share with you.
A couple of months ago, I got an email from one of my readers in NY letting me know how much HE liked my blog. Victor had a website listed at the bottom of his email and of course I checked it out. Come to find out that one of my blog readers is Victor-Raul Garcia, a very well-known abstract modernist painter from NY. Victor and I have traded a few emails and I have come to love his work and wanted to share it with you.
Here’s Victor in action creating one of his colorful and dynamic pieces.
Victor was born in Lima, Peru, raised by his grandmother and came to the US at the age of 8. He has long had an interest in interior design, visual expression and color therapy, all which led him to follow his passion of being an artist. Victor is known as an artist that explores new ways to create his work, often mixing traditional materials with non-traditional elements like coffee grinds and wood stains.
This is how Victor describes his work…”Layers are the distinction between past and present, old and new, buried and rediscovered. The process I use in my work I call ‘art archeology’ since I am stripping away layers to unravel a hidden mystery or putting on layers to add mystery to what’s hidden. I believe we all have a physicality, a personality and an essence, which is what I hope to portray in each piece.“
Victor’s work has been collected by people all over the world, has been shown in many galleries and has been featured in many magazines. Here’s a look at some of his current pieces.
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What I love most about Victor’s art is the intense use of color and the bold statement each piece makes. I hope to one day own a piece of Victors work.
The blog world is an amazing space. While I may never know who each and every one of my readers is, I love when I can connect with someone, make a new friend and find a whole new source of inspiration. As someone who has always wanted to dabble in painting, I’m inspired by Victors art.
Thanks Victor for reading ConfettiStyle and for reaching out and saying Hi!