LILIAN GARCIA-ROIG

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Not your typical landscape painter, Florida artist Lilian Garcia-Roig's work is however rooted in historical convention. Painted outdoors (en plein air) in generous impasto, her exuberant, large-scale canvases are contemporary landscapes which go-between recognizable imagery and pure abstraction.
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 3

Cumulative Nature: Hambidge Cadmiums
- Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in


LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 3
Cumulative Nature: Hambidge Cadmiums
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 4
Cumulative Nature: Autumn Staccato
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 1
Cumulative Nature: Green Grounds
Oil on canvas  
24 x 30 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 5
Cumulative Nature: Hambidge Autumn Peak
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ 2
Towards Autumn
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Water Bodies in Motion_ Skykomish River_ WA (July 2010)
LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG Cumulative Nature_ Hambidge Diptych
Cumulative Nature: Hambidge Diptych
Oil on canvas  
30 x 60 in
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LILIAN  GARCIA-ROIG

LILIAN GARCIA-ROIG

LILIAN GARCIA-ROIG Biography

Lilian Garcia-Roig received her BFA degree from Southern Methodist University (TX) and her MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States in various venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (FL), Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), Grace Museum of Art (TX), Michelson Museum of Art (TX), Kemper Art Museum (MO), Art Museum of the America (DC), Florida Museum for Women Artists, Wichita Falls Museum of Art (TX) and the Miami Art Museum (FL). Lilian currently works from her studio in Florida.

LILIAN GARCIA-ROIG Statement

I believe in the power of extended looking and suspended thinking as a means to discover things that might otherwise go unnoticed. I believe in the cumulative effects of small actions. The longer I look, the more I see and my “all-day” plein-air paintings have become documents of a real-time process: the accumulation of fleeting moments, the experience of the day. My formal painting concerns have led me to use the conservative landscape as my subject and traditional plein-air painting as my process, in my attempts to reconcile the abstract nature of painting with its representational role. From a distance, I draw the viewer into what is first perceived as a dense but conventional space. Up close, however, the images break down; the lush, gestural paint marks, squeezed-out paint patches and areas of raw canvas help, instead, to reinforce the 2-D character of abstract painting as both an activity and an end-product.

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