A new line of paintings by Benjamin Garcia depicts his subjects in a state of transformation. They consist of facial or full body profiles with overlaying images to represent the conflicting impulses that form one’s persona. They range from images that are slightly distorted to completely incomprehensible. Some have a surrealist touch, containing plants and animals seemingly out of a fairy tale.
The topic that his series discusses I think is relatable to many. When we see other humans, we usually see one version of their face, but personalities, experiences, and other intangible qualities are extremely fluid and complex. These images seem to depict humans if those qualities were to manifest themselves visually.