Garcia De Marina

García de Marina was born in Gijón (Spain) in 1975. He emerged thru a deep transformation in 2010. A dormant passion for photography crossed the barriers of intimacy and he started a sparkling career characterized by pho-tographic reflection, in contrast with the author’s restless nature. In less than a year García de Marina gave in to a devotion for photography, unveiled his unusual photographic gaze in social networking sites, and presented his work in various exhibitions.

Since 2011 he uses objects as a means of expression. He is interested in their symbolism, that random connection of elements that a priori lack of relation, condensation or essentiality, in order to translate them into an emotional burden. His work revolves around intuition and ideas, surrealism, and the world of the subconscious and dreams. His photography is deeply irreverent with reality, seeking to transform and stamp objects with new identities, challenging the obvious, and paying attention to the greatness of everyday life. The bareness of his photography endows objects with a leading role, while they are stripped of their essence to be reinvented. He seeks to give emotion to a piece of cutlery, to a match, or to tell a story, his own story, with an eggshell.

The artist never gives his works a title, leaving them in a free interpretation, thus provoking a dialogue between his work and the spectator, and let the idea or story end in the mind of the observer; neither does he perform any photographic manipulation on the images. Instead, he transforms the objects creating scenes and looks for the best perspective to photograph them.

His unusual creativity has not gone unnoticed by the media, both Spanish and foreign. Individual, group exhibitions and art fairs have allowed him to show his works in different countries around the world. From the minimalism and creativity of his gaze, García de Marina pursues another reality.

In 2015 he was one of the chosen ones by the Spanish Embassy to participate in the «Photo Week Washington D.C.”. In 2017, the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla León in Spain (MUSAC) selected three of his pieces for the “Constellations” exhibition, experimental poetry in Spain (1963-2016), where for the first time, the presence of visual and experimental poetry in Spain from the 1960s to the present is addressed.

In 2018 presented his exhibition “Diálo2” in the Barjola´s Museum in Spain together with one the most important visual poets of the 20th century in Spain, Joan Brossa.

In 2019 he showed the project “The Unfinished Word” in the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade. This work explores the relationship between visual and written language The exhibition was presented that year at “Laboral City of the Culture” in Spain and in 2020 in the Cervantes Institute of Budapest. Also in 2020, he showed the work “Innocents” in Spain. A Project that reflects on human rights. “Innocents” will be shown in different cities of Hungary in 2021.

During last years the artist has participated in some Festivals of photography, in Spain and abroad as 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), Xposure International Photography Festival (2018) and Belgrade Photo Month (2019).

García de Marina was born in Gijón (Spain) in 1975. He emerged thru a deep transformation in 2010. A dormant passion for photography crossed the barriers of intimacy and he started a sparkling career characterized by pho-tographic reflection, in contrast with the author’s restless nature. In less than a year García de Marina gave in to a devotion for photography, unveiled his unusual photographic gaze in social networking sites, and presented his work in various exhibitions.

Since 2011 he uses objects as a means of expression. He is interested in their symbolism, that random connection of elements that a priori lack of relation, condensation or essentiality, in order to translate them into an emotional burden. His work revolves around intuition and ideas, surrealism, and the world of the subconscious and dreams. His photography is deeply irreverent with reality, seeking to transform and stamp objects with new identities, challenging the obvious, and paying attention to the greatness of everyday life. The bareness of his photography endows objects with a leading role, while they are stripped of their essence to be reinvented. He seeks to give emotion to a piece of cutlery, to a match, or to tell a story, his own story, with an eggshell.

The artist never gives his works a title, leaving them in a free interpretation, thus provoking a dialogue between his work and the spectator, and let the idea or story end in the mind of the observer; neither does he perform any photographic manipulation on the images. Instead, he transforms the objects creating scenes and looks for the best perspective to photograph them.

His unusual creativity has not gone unnoticed by the media, both Spanish and foreign. Individual, group exhibitions and art fairs have allowed him to show his works in different countries around the world. From the minimalism and creativity of his gaze, García de Marina pursues another reality.

In 2015 he was one of the chosen ones by the Spanish Embassy to participate in the «Photo Week Washington D.C.”. In 2017, the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla León in Spain (MUSAC) selected three of his pieces for the “Constellations” exhibition, experimental poetry in Spain (1963-2016), where for the first time, the presence of visual and experimental poetry in Spain from the 1960s to the present is addressed.

In 2018 presented his exhibition “Diálo2” in the Barjola´s Museum in Spain together with one the most important visual poets of the 20th century in Spain, Joan Brossa.

In 2019 he showed the project “The Unfinished Word” in the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade. This work explores the relationship between visual and written language The exhibition was presented that year at “Laboral City of the Culture” in Spain and in 2020 in the Cervantes Institute of Budapest. Also in 2020, he showed the work “Innocents” in Spain. A Project that reflects on human rights. “Innocents” will be shown in different cities of Hungary in 2021.

During last years the artist has participated in some Festivals of photography, in Spain and abroad as 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), Xposure International Photography Festival (2018) and Belgrade Photo Month (2019).

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