THE ART OF VICTORIA GARCIA

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Victoria Garcia is an artist, designer and illustrator from Sydney, Australia.
She currently works as a textiles designer where she creates digital textile print designs for both local and international clients that have included Ginger and Smart, Peter Alexander, Lisa Ho, Marnie Skillings and Karen Walker.
Victoria’s approach to graphic design has been heavily influenced by her illustrative work and she specializes in creating hand drawn imagery and pattern.
ARTIST STATEMENT
‘SURROCODELIA’ is an amalgamation of the art and aesthetic movements – Surrealism, Rococo and Psychedelia. I am deeply inspired by the idea of the ‘Wunderkammer’ also known as ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’, a concept which emerged in seventeenth century Europe, as people began to collect and display objects they considered to be special, unique or exotic. Sometimes referred to as the precursors of Natural History Museums, these rooms were fully immersive environments composed of objects that aimed to reflect and record the endless wonder of the world. A time before modern science had emerged, these objects were seemingly arranged in the room more for aesthetic effect rather than taxonomic reason.
I am fascinated by this period in time where society seemed briefly suspended between the romanticism of the Wunderkammer and the dawn of modern science. I feel the word ‘SURROCODELIA’ embodies my personal Wunderkammer – the world I try to bring to life through drawing, and all the things I love and collect – natural history, art history, the Australian bushland where I grew up, pattern and drawing.”

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