Abstract painter Carly Ivan Garcia sat down with Warholian.com for an interview recently and a look into some of his past and current works.

A bay area native, Garcia is best known for his abstract expressionist paintings which play heavily on color and a barrage of dreamlike imagery. Garcia’s works draw upon influences such as Picasso and Basquiat, and his style has been often referred to as “the next evolution of contemporary expressionism.”

Recently his works have been noticed by Hollywood film industry, and played a central role in the movie “Touching Home” starring Ed Harris.

In addition to being a successful painter, Carly Ivan Garcia (CIG) also is a respected curator in the San Francisco arts community.

Overall though, his work stands out in a world of contemporary art overload. Carly Ivan Garcia is most definitely a breath of fresh air in the world of abstract art.

– Warholian

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