Hervé Garcia (b. 1971) spent his childhood and youth in Africa (Senegal) and southern France. Since the turn of the millennium he lives and works in Cologne. His artistic oeuvre is permeated by concepts of image collage or image montage, implemented in painting, drawing, artist books and sculpture. As source material he uses found reproduced images from magazines, professional publications or even comics. The term “montage” plays a special role for Garcia: he understands it in a cinematographic sense by examining precisely those connections, distances, and interstices in motifs in which new images, ways of thinking, but also dissonances are formed. He calls this friction a “zone of discomfort”, a predetermined breaking point where narratives can open up for the viewer. In addition to his artistic work, he is a band member of “Papa’s Land” and “Melted Men”. The annual editions from the series “Untitled” (2017) show cutout collages of comic motifs mounted on colored book spines.
Hervé Garcia studied in Aix-en-Provence. Exhibitions (selection): 2020 Biennale Polska, Warsaw; 2016 Galerie Stephanie Jaax, Brussels; 2015 Galerie Scharmann, Cologne; 2013 Temporary Gallery. Center for Contemporary Art, Cologne; 2012 Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen; 2010 La station, Nice; 2008 Visite ma tente, Berlin; 2007 Croy Nielsen, Berlin; 2004 Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin; 2002 Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Marseille.
Ohne Titel, 2017
from the series „Motif“
Magazine (cut-out), mounted on book cover
ca. 13,3 x ca. 24,4 cm
7 similar unique pieces, verso
signed, dated, with certificate
Euro 595,– incl. VAT