Sergio Garcia’s Striking Sculptures
Tattooed hands, sometimes covered with splashes of paint, coming out of white walls, part of an invisible whole that we can only unravel with our mind, gentle or abrupt gestures marking their sudden intrusion in our world. Then, there are the impossible tricycles, no longer functional or in motion due to their creative distortions, rather focused on form, taking the shape of a heart or a circle in a whimsical moment of stillness. These are the objects and vision of the body as constructed by Sergio Garcia, who manipulates elements from our past and present reality (the tricycle as a symbol of childhood, in contrast to the tattoos on the arms of unknown characters).
What is surprising and challenging for the viewer is how real the works look and feel, as if at any time a hand could move and change its gestures while we wait for the unexpected to take over and amaze us, or as if tricycles were always in our memories as envisioned by the artist. Therefore, Sergio Garcia succeeds in creating a beautiful and coherent clash between reality and a limitless imagination which we are welcomed to explore.
Images © Sergio Garcia