We had the good fortune of connecting with RRicardo Garcia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi RRicardo, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
To fully commit as an artist. a leap of faith not knowing the outcome.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My Art brings both darkness and vibrancy to my work, utilizes my paintbrush as a vessel to bring audiences on a journey towards discovery. My work tells stories that range from vanity and consumerism to freedom, pain, and love.  For critics and art enthusiasts alike, the experience of viewing my work is as much about connecting to the artist’s vision as it to one’s own beliefs and feelings.  I’m best known for the infatuation with lines, each of my brush strokes serves a purpose; capturing unique emotions one moment at a time. I believe, “lines have their own life.” One of the proudest moments I had, is to have the opportunity to exhibit in Venice, Italy. I feel that as an Artist it’s one of the highest honor to have shown there where all the great artists have shown. How I became an artist, is that I was forced to be one, I don’t have a romantic story, I was chosen by this profession, it is something that I did not want to do but fate it seems had other plans. Nor did I go to Art school. Every time I would try to quit, the gallery would sell a painting so I would be asked to do another one. So I would have to do another one until I realized that maybe this is what I needed to do, so I committed blindly to do so. There were many times things were very difficult but at this point, I had no choice, I had to make this work because I had nothing else, and I learned that in this profession you have to be committed and be patient and always remember why you are doing it, for me is that I did it for myself and as long as I enjoy the process and it gives me joy I am blessed. I would like for people to know, that “people are human” and that everyone will make mistakes in life, but the most important thing to know is that it’s ok, to learn and change for the better, and to know yourself, your deepest truth. That I think will liberate you because at least it will bring acceptance and acceptance peace.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a big fan of Downtown L.A. There is something unique in the air as if you could feel the presence of old energy roaming through the streets as if that city was meant for creatives. I love that you can walk and experience a unique type of people that only can be felt in a place like Downtown. The dichotomies that exist but yet are harmonious in the streets. you could walk into a restaurant like Cole’s and feel the ancient presence that lurks, but yet you feel at home, with many others that feel the same, a sense of bonding with a complete stranger because of that, and enjoy a great beer and great food. and afterward just going for a walk and let destiny surprise you on what bar or restaurant you will end up. but never feeling like a stranger as if you are popping in, into a friend or family’s home. To me, that is a very pleasing and enjoyable experience.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am just grateful for everyone throughout the years that have believed in me and supported me in my journey as an artist. I am truly blessed to have amazing people by my side.

Website: rricardogarcia.com
Instagram: rricardoLA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ricardosart

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RRicardo Garcia

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