Ferran Garcia Sevilla

CIMA 7, 1984, distemper on canvas, 195 x 195 cm.

MONA  24,1986, distemper on canvas, 152 x 172 cm.

CIEN 15, 1987, distemper on canvas, 162 x 130 cm.

From the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) 2010 accompanying an exhibition of the artist's work from that year:

Spanish painter Ferran Garcia Sevilla is a collector of images. His eclectic pictorial style draws on his travels in the Middle East, and on comic books, urban graffiti, philosophy and Eastern cultures, resulting in great sensuous open spaces in which everything blends together, both in terms of iconography and ideas. His raw, colourful, primitive canvases are often peppered with caustic, hand-scrawled commentaries on life and politics. These paintings display the use of automatism, playfulness and flat symbols, and figures floating over solid ground. Turning to ancient and non-Western sources, he has long employed religious symbols – the hand, circle, tree, triangle and cross. His aim is to empower and also challenge these charged forms, not to trivialise them.

CIEN 27, 1987, distemper on canvas, 162 x 130 cm.

MONA 15, 1986, distemper on canvas, 172 x 152 cm.

MONA 32, 1986, distemper on canvas, 200 x 170 cm.

MONA 18, 1986, distemper on canvas, 172 x 152 cm.


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