Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Artist Sergio Garcia

Sculpting Fantastical Realism

Taking everyday objects and giving it a fresh, unexpected twist is an area of art that sculptor Sergio Garcia is extremely interested in. The Cuban-American artist is based in Miami and has had something of a love-hate relationship with the art world.

In the 1970s, the artistic talents of Garcia were spotted by academics in Florida and he was given a full scholarship to explore his talents. Sergio Garcia now admits the time was not right for him to fulfill his potential as a painter and left his artistic schooling to join a Florida-based punk band. 

After his music career, Garcia returned to the arts and has carved out a new career as a sculptor with a large following for his quirky works. Describing the work he now creates as a sculptor and painter, Sergio Garcia stated to Urban Nation that he has “… always enjoyed the use of the unconventional as a base for my artwork.”

Sergio Garcia looks to explore the way ordinary objects can be used to create humor and a series of questions for the viewer. The artist has been using hands paused in different actions and attached to unexpected objects as the basis for much of his work including a hand attaches to the eraser of a pencil in the process of being sharpened.

Garcia also uses the motif of childhood as part of his most successful projects with hearts and various unexpected shapes used in the frames of oversized tricycles.

Images © Sergio Garcia | Learn more on his website

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