In the Berkeley Petroglyph, I used triangles as compositional devices to unify the top and bottom of the frieze. The top panel was aerospace images and the lower frieze was a view of the Bay from the rock. This sailboat is the apex of the bottom triangle which is formed by three sailboats. This was a vintage racing boat. The purple rain color is residue from the printmaking process.
Postmasters Gallery will present a show of new paintings by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech opening on December 11, 2015. I can’t wait to see the show.
I wanted to make work that communicated something personal rather than intellectual, something that wouldn’t protect me from embarrassment or rejection—so I decided to start painting myself. Not how I looked, but how I felt about myself and my body.
Giovanni Garcia-Fenech’s first solo exhibition at Postmasters features a selection of the artist’s most recent revealing self-portraits, the unflinching focus on himself leavened with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor.