Fernando García’s decision to move to the countryside near the Spanish town of Miraflores de la Sierra had an immediate influence on the decisions, subject matter and choice of materials he uses in his artistic practice. Taking an artisanal and vernacular approach, García creates rudimentary works connected to the rural environment, making use of objects such as sticks, stones and rope. His sober aesthetic create an economy of means in which the artist's sculptures and drawings include art historical references inspired by traditional and popular Spanish culture, retracing old stories and paying tribute to forgotten local personalities.
Spanish artist Fernando García has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Madrid. In 2009, he was selected by the Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes for an artist residency at the Jyvälskylä Printmaking Centre in Finland, and in 2014 he received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. He is represented by the Heinrich Ehrhardt Gallery in Madrid, Spain.
Eight Extraordinary Spatial Questions, Group exhibition, La Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain
José del Río y Los Endrinales, Heinrich Ehrhardt Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Vakiopaine, Aanant & Zoo Gallery, Berlin, Germany
11th Open International Performance Art Festival, Group Exhibition, Open Realization Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China