Visions: Benjamin Garcia
Venezuelan artist Benjamin Garcia (http://www.beng-art.com/) creates textured portraits in oil. His paintings seek to bridge the gap between dream and the waking world. Seeming to be the result of an intuitive and meditative process, his multi-layered technique perfectly render the fragmented transitions between the conscious and unconscious.
The images Garcia constructs play with movement, transformation, and color, and explore ideas about the contrast between beauty and violence. While the main message of his work is something he likes to leave to the interpretation of viewers, Ben admits that the physical breakdown of the human subject in his paintings is a reflection of the disintegration of the psyche trough time.