GARCIA alexandro

1970 . montevideo . uruguay


When he is not gardening – his job in Montevideo – Alexandro Garcia draws, using a ruler, markers, ballpoint pens or pencils, on media that he can get hold of, such as the back of an almanac. He usually represents imaginary cities – floating weightless or about to leap into sidereal infinite space – and ballets of constellations coming to meet them. In all of his work he treats the question of an “elsewhere” offered to our imagination and to its colonization by a new humanity: “We are not alone.” His work is similar to mediumistic art in the sense that he feels he is an instrument of forces out of his control: “I am a channel that absorbs the messages of the cosmos.”