Today we have a special treat on our blog. Victor- Raul Garcia is a Peru-native whose intense love for design and visual expression has made him a truly coveted artist. As a completely self-taught artist, he has become extremely resourceful and creative. Known to use various materials in his work such as coffee grinds, textile fabrics and more, Victor prides himself in trial and error until he reaches his goal. Through his creative artistic abilities, Victor truly believes that art has transformed who he is and allows him to create logical sense in a world that is often not.
What we love about Victor’s work is that his art is a reflection of who he is. His inspiration often comes from his early childhood in Peru. His work reflects the flashbacks that he occasionally has, giving his work a unique significance and sentimental meaning.
With that being said, we’ve collected some of our favorites from Victor’s work and are excited to share them with you today. With each image, Victor let us know what inspired him in each piece. Enjoy!
Soho: Features the Nazca lines of Peru, street art, and the strata layers of the earth.
Lago: Images of Lake Titicaca and the colors of the Kravet showroom.
Gotham: Images of Macchu Picchu and Brutalist architecture.
Dilemma: Images of the Nazca lines of Peru and the wood grains of a Pucci cocktail table.
El…Miro: Festive colors worn by indigenous people of Peru and a personal tribute to the artist, Miro and couture gowns by Alexander McQueen.
Camuflaje: Also inspired by the same as El…Miro.
Circo: Festive colors of the indigenous sect of Peru and a documentary on circus life.
Shallows: Nazca lines and the observation of the Neversink River after a snowstorm.
Melocoton: Peaches at a Farmer’s Market on a bright blue summer day in the Hamptons.
Laguna: A Marchesa runway show and a documentary on Atlantis.
T-Rex: Homage to the Gerhard Richter, Gilbert and George, and a visit to Las Venus in Soho.
Water Under the Bridge: La Virgen Milagrosa Church from Victor’s neighborhood, Miraflores in Lima, a vintage Isaac Mizrahi dress, and Blenko glassware.
We hope you enjoyed this special feature and we thank Victor-Raul for allowing us to show his fabulous work that we surely wouldn’t mind having in our own homes! Interested in seeing more? Be sure to head on over to Victor’s portfolio here on Design Shuffle as he has uploaded various pieces we weren’t able to show you here. Let us know in the comments below!