Scenes of a Southern Transplant Artist in L.A.
Artist and musician Erin D. Garcia is originally from the South, but he’s lived in Los Angeles for a long time and it shows in his work. He uses vibrant colors to create beautiful graphic art that is synonymous with the forefathers of the L.A. style: John Baldessari, David Hockney, and Ed Ruscha. By employing geometric abstractions to explore rhythm and permutation, his art is at once familiar and impressive.
Using a technique that is reminiscent of ’60s minimalism, Garcia focuses on essential shapes with a less-is-more approach, forgoing the complex and only retaining the essential. His second solo exhibition, 5 Shapes in 6 Colors, displays a rich body of work in a multitude of mediums: drawings, paintings, and even a mural. It’s on view at HVW8 Gallery until September 14.
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Photos: Andy J. Scott