San Francisco based artist Robert Garcia‘s touchingly detailed paintings are born from his upbringing. Raised in a lower class Hispanic community that prided itself with its Chicano attitude, Garcia first drew inspiration from the drawings on letters his uncles sent home from prison and the gang graffiti painted on the walls of his neighborhood. The harsh living conditions suffered by this community continue to inform his painting and all other work.
Robert Garcia, We Are Who We Are, 2009, Oil on wood panel, 12 X 24 inches
Within the last year, Robert Garcia has exhibited at Wonderland, Stillwell and Gallery 1D/Throwbacks NW. Robert Garcia will receive his MFA from San Francisco State in 2011. He lives and works in San Francisco.