Innocents

“Innocents” speaks of the violation of rights, of torture, of the underestimation of people because of the colour of their skin, their gender, their opinions ... dialogues that may reflect the suffering of the population at any time or place. ... Read More

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 photographic reflection, in con... Read More

Innocents

“Innocents” speaks of the violation of rights, of torture, of the underestimation of people because of the colour of their skin, their gender, their opinions ... dialogues that may reflect the suffering of the population at any time or place.

But “Innocents” not only speaks of suffering, but it also evokes hope, speaks about the construction of a society founded on the “human being” without labels, a society that is not confined by difference, a society that grows in diversity and in respect.

As a basis for the composition of the stories, two glass chess sets have been used, a material that values the fragility and vulnerability of the human being. The drama of realities is relieved by not being explicitly represented but through symbolism and conceptualization.

The pieces are set in an empty space, symbolizing the territory. The nakedness of the stage extols the fragility and loneliness of the human being.

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 photographic 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, the 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 work 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.

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 of 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 at 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.

In 2021 the postal service «Correos and Telégrafos» of Spain puts into circulation 162.000 stamps with a work by the author. It would be the first stamp in the world dedicated to «Postal Art».

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), Belgrade Photo Month (2019) and Budapest Photo Fest (2020).

García de Marina is represented by nine fine art galleries over the world.