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José García y Más
Artist's Statement
A lthough global policy plays a very important part, García y Más is not a political painter in any narrow sense, his realistic paintings focus on the problematic social issues of the day, on environments, on cultural and literary themes: the point is made by means of alienation, irony and wit, often in a macabre manner.
J osé García y Más was born in 1945 to Sephardic Catalan-Andalusian parents in Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. He attended art school, the Escuela de Bellas Artes, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In 1970 he left Spain, which was still under the unpopular Franco regime, for Germany’s young democracy and eventually moved to Berlin, where he took a degree in engineering. Since 1980, he has pursued an independent career as an artist, studying at various times in Sweden, England, Italy, and Spain. He and his wife now live and work on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea.
E scuela de Bellas Artes, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Solo Exhibition
E xhibition catalogues:

Moderne spanische Malerei - Gemälde und Zeichnungen von José García y Más. Ausstellung im Ibero-Amerikanischen Institut Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin, 17. April - 30. Mai 1985.

Gedanken zu Europa / Reflexión sobre Europa. Ölbilder - Pinturas (1981-1989). Ausstellung im Spanischen Kulturinstitut München 1990.

Ausstellung in der Ladengalerie Berlin, Mai/Juni 1993

Homage to the Little Mermaid. Ausstellung in der Galleri DEC, Horsholm (Dänemark), Juni/Juli 1994

Ausstellung in der Ladengalerie Berlin, Juli/August 1995

Ausstellung in der Ladengalerie Berlin, März 1997

Ausstellung in der Galerie Rutzmoser München, 2000

"Denk' ich an Europa...". Atelier Seebad Bansin Ostseeinsel Usedom), 2004

"Die Büchse der Pandora". Ausstellung in der Holländer-Windmühle Benz (Ostseeinsel Usedom), Mai-August 2005.

Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Anklam (Grafik & Design-Schule), März - April 2006

P ublic collections

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (German Institute for Standardization), Berlin
Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin
Museum of the MacLaurin Trust, Rozelle/Ayr (Scotland)
Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn
Maritim Hotel „Kaiserhof“, Ostseebad Heringsdorf/Insel Usedom
Town Hall of Wolgast
Cooper Hall, Selwood Manor, Frome/Somerset (England)

Bibliography - Latest Publications:

Political Painting – José García y Más (Oil on Canvas, 1981-2009). Bansin: Atelier-Galerie 2010

Contemporary Realist Paintings – José García y Más (Oil on Canvas, 1970-2013). Bansin: Atelier-Galerie 2013

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