"I am questioning the issues of beliefs and portraying them through my art"--- Mike Garcia
In 2006, Mike Garcia graduated in the University of Santo Tomas, College of Fine Arts and Design, Major in Painting. Recently, he's been working on a new series of figure drawings and paintings that depict visions beyond natural forms. His art is based on keen observations on Philippine culture, traditions, rituals and superstitions.
His latest works are rendered in multiple layers of complex figure drawings. Lines, textures and composition are derived from iron wood or (dulô), the provincial tree of Palawan. The techniques and mediums he used are varied from the classical baroque, High-Renaissance, to the modern experimental and contemporary approach.