Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Jonny Garcia has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Jonny is an award-winning collagist based in Toronto, Canada. Jonny was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 14th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Jonny’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Jonny’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Jonny Garcia is an immigrant collagist living in Toronto, who is a self-taught artist with an interesting and unique background. He is a psychoanalyst, and a performer of different art forms, such as hypnosis and mime. He is passionate about the human mind, and his collages always have a deep symbolic meaning.
A significant turning point in Jonny’s career was his immigration to Canada. A new reality full of challenges and differences led him to an introspective and meditative journey. Since 2014, the majority of his work reflects his experience living in a different society. Aiming to create digital and analog collages that explore simplicity and colour, Jonny is always creating pieces to criticize society’s issues, and to express his deep feelings and thoughts.
As a collagist, I’m looking for simplicity and colour exploration. Psychoanalysis influences my work greatly. I spend time pondering the message I wish to convey, and how to symbolize it. As a result, I usually create several collages about the same topic from different perspectives. The majority of my work is digital, which allows me a multitude of possibilities that suits my creative process. My body of work is deeply connected to my experience as an immigrant.
Having been a performer for more than a decade, I rediscovered art through collage when I moved to Canada in 2014. Differences in culture, society, and language motivated me to reinvent myself. Being alone in a new country gave me time to think, and find possibilities to deal with these differences, which result in several collages divided in series.
Jonny’s website is www.artbyjonny.wordpress.com.