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García de Marina : The Unfinished Word


García de Marina (Gijón, Spain 1975). Object has been his main mean of expression since 2011. He had several solo exhibitions and took part in numerous art events, both national and international.

This Poet of the Prosaic is attracted by the symbolism of objects, making random connections between objects that by default don’t have anything in common, by the condensation and the essence. His works derive from intuition, ideas, the surrealism and from the world of dreams and the subconscious.

The Cervantes Institute of Belgrade and the Belgrade Photo Month present a new exhibition by the visual poet García de Marina,  «The Unfinished Word», an exhibition organized by the aforementioned institutions, with the collaboration of “Acción Cultural Española” and the Government of the Principality of Asturias (Spain).

The unfinished Word explores the relationship between visual and written language. Through 32 photographs, it highlights the power of imagination, where each idea, formulated from conceptualization and minimalism, is presented as a dialogue between work and spectator, as an act through which the idea, expressed through symbolism, it is finalized in the observers´mind.

The new works of the Spanish establish connections, among others, with Miguel de Cervantes´s “Don Quixote”;  Raymond Queneau´s Style Exercises; and with the daily meetings in the Café Cyrano in Paris, a meeting point for artists and creators headed by the author of the Surrealist Manifesto, the French André Breton. It also connects with issues such as the Spanish participation in the New York International Exposition of 1939 due to the outcome of the Spanish Civil War.

The exhibition  can be visited until April 28 at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade. It will also be presented from November 2019 to January 2020 at the “Laboral City of Culture” in Gijón (Spain).

During last years the artist has participated in some Festivals of photography, in Spain and abroad, Photo Week D.C. in Washington (2015), Photo Romania Festival (2015), Photometria Festival in Greece (2016), Festival of the light in Argentina (2016), Bucharest Foto Week (2016), Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia (2016), Uppsala Foto Festival in Sweden (2017), Yangon Photo Festival in Myanmar (2018) y Xposure International Photography Festival (2018).

García de Marina is represented by Gallery 133 (Canada), .M Contemporary (Australia), NoonPowell Fine Art (United Kingdom) and Bluerider Art Gallery (Taiwan).


García de Marina


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