ABOUT THE ARTIST
MARCO ANTONIO GARCIA is a self-taught Artist deeply rooted by his Mexican culture.
Garcia has found inspiration in the detailed paintings of the Alebrije’s wooden mythical animals popularized in Mexico in the ’70s and ’80s. He is also inspired by ancient Mayan Art and famous Mexican Artists Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, and Diego Rivera.
His approach to creating art often begins with a randomly drawn abstract sketch. At times he creates from no sketch at all. He then builds the rest of the composition while keeping in mind the space to be utilized. He tries to never overinfluence the art itself with the vast amount of visual media we have available today.
Garcia believes being influenced by other Artists and Artforms is a great way to become inspired as long as it doesn’t inhibit his own creative direction and become a crutch in the creative process. When not in the studio creating art, he enjoys creating original works of art, affordable to the average person, which is why he has been a contracted Caricature and Silhouette Artist at the Walt Disney World Resort for the past 20 years.