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Rising Stars: Meet Carlos Alberto Garcia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos Alberto Garcia. 

Hi Carlos, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
I have painted my entire life, what started as a hobby became a passion and finally, a career. I had different art lessons and teachers during the years, but when we talk about street art, it’s all about experimentation. I am a former art conservator, I used to work in archaeological restoration the most, but since I started to paint on the streets, I quit my job and incorporate myself every time often until I started to have invitations from so many different places and countries to bring my art as many people as possible. The murals are the last addition to my work, even when I always wanted to do that, I had more opportunities after the pandemic, because it doesn’t require direct contact with the people, so I can paint with freedom and risk nothing. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been an easy path at all, it involves many sacrifices and a lot of dedication, but as it is something that I love, it doesn’t seem like a difficult task to carry out either. When you work on something that you enjoy, even in the face of adversity, you carry it in the best way and with a smile. Doing this kind of work is really exhausting, a lot of physical demand, especially when involves big murals. 

Probably you can imagine that it is a sort of lonely life when you are traveling from one city to another doing murals or attending art festivals, especially in other countries, with a different language and culture. It is something that can bring to you so many new experiences, but also, makes you feel a bit alone sometimes. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I don’t think there is a way to describe my work so far since I keep constructing a style. I love to represent nature and all its forms, to represent life, movement, freedom. In my paintings, I always try to seek as much realism as possible on each element, but in an impossible or even surreal setting. I know that I still have a lot to learn and improve, but each project is a new challenge and a new opportunity for me to grow up. 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
The biggest supporters of my career are my parents, my sister, and my brothers. I know all of my achievements are because I have a very supportive family on my back, and as my sister is an artist too, we have walked this path together for so many years. She’s an inspiration and a mentor to me. There are a lot of great people behind that had confidence in me through the years, but the constant ones will be always and only my family. 

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