Marcel Garbi

Joined Artfinder: March 2014

Artworks for sale: 1343

(13)

United Kingdom

About Marcel Garbi

 
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  • Biography

    Short biography

    Marcel Garbi is a multidisciplinary artist. He lives and works in London since 2009.

    His main professional artistic fields have been, in different periods: Illustration, Musical Composition, Digital Audio-Visual Media and Painting. Other artistic explorations along his life include Theatre, Film-making, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Sound Design.

    The Illustration period spans for a bit more than a decade mainly in Barcelona during the 80s represented by “Safia” working for the biggest names in Advertising & Editorial (Mc Cann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Playboy, Haymarket, Philips, Merck, Abbot, Hornimans, Kraft, etc.) making above all commissioned hyper-realistic airbrushed work and some pastiches.

    The Music Composition/Sound design period occupied also about ten years but this time that happened in Madrid. Marcel Garbi was composing music mainly for Theatre, although some Film music, Song writing and Concert Complex Music came out from that period as well.

    Later on Film making and other IT Audio-Visual media was used creating several short films and other projects.

    This current exploration -painting with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese handmade paper- started in 2014 down here in London till present.

    Marcel Garbi is the son of a painter; his father was his first teacher and mentor.
    He received formal education about other disciplines such as Musical Composition at university (UCA), Complex Music (F. Guerrero), Piano and Drama (Conservatory).


    His paintings are included in private collections in USA, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Germany and UK.


     

    Artist Statement

    I think we are living in an illusion but sometimes we are “touched” from the other side of the veil. The arts -when they achieve it- open some of those magic gates that help us get across the veil offering a glimpse to the other side via some kind of "poetic event".

    Creativity is an attitude, a view about things even before those things may belong to any specific discipline.

    I do not feel “a painter” at all; I just work with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper to bring some poetry.

    It is an exploration across Drawing -without a previous drawing, Painting -in a different way- and partly a certain awareness of the brush strokes as in oriental Calligraphy.

    A “Minor Art”? …perhaps, but with capital letters.

    Conservation PH was taken into account throughout the whole process. 
    All my work here is “archival quality”.

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    Event: Summer Salon 2019

    Dates: July 19, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019

    Venue: Candid Arts Gallery, 3-5 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

    Dear friends in London, I'll participate in an exhibition at Candid Arts / Summer Salon 2019 till the 4th of August.

    Private view: Thursday 18th July 2019 from 6-9pm (PM for invitations)

    Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ

    Event: Now That`s What I Call Art Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2017 - Sept. 23, 2017

    Venue: Laura I. Gallery, IceHouse, Court Abbey Road, London IG11 7BT

    “NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART” PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXHIBITION OF HUMANITY AND HOPE LAUNCHING AT LAURA I. GALLERY IN SEPTEMBER

    Laura I. Gallery is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new exhibition “Now That’s What I Call Art” on the 7th of September from 6.30PM. Curated by Laura Iosifescu, it aims to celebrate humanity’s beauty and accomplishments but also to act like a motivational power to those in need of inspiration and hope. This completely unique exhibition ties into current affairs around humanity’s shifts and movements to give an exciting insight into societies achievements, dreams, and aspirations. Those visiting will come away with a sense of uplifting positivity and belief.
    “Now That’s What I call Art” is a group exhibition celebrating art in its highest form, and in doing so honours the finest qualities of humanity and encourages hope for the future. P

    RSVP here:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/now-thats-what-i-call-art-exhibition-tickets-36587314643

    Event: Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

    Dates: Oct. 29, 2016 - Dec. 10, 2016

    Venue: Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London

    A historical exhibition exploring Leonard and Virginia Woolf in Richmond and the Hogarth Press, alongside contemporary works examining the same themes.

    Riverside Gallery
    Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond
    TW9 1TP

    Gallery open:
    Monday: 9.30 am - 7.00pm
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00pm
    Wednesday: 10.00 am - 7.00pm
    Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00pm

    FREE ADMISSION

    Event: UNITY IN VARIETY III

    Dates: March 27, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    Venue: Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG

    Next exhibitions in London 2015:

    UNITY IN VARIETY III
    Gabriel Fine Art
    London, Waterloo

    *Works in two different venues at a time:

    20 Carlisle Lane, Cottage 2
    Old Paradise Yard - SE1 7LG

    AND

    4 Garden Walk, EC2A 3EQ

    Dates: 28th March - 11th April
    Open: Tue - Sat
    10am - 6pm

    RSVP info@gabrielfineart.co.uk

    Event: Art Trail - Open Studios / Isleworth

    Dates: June 27, 2014 - July 6, 2014

    Venue: My studio, Isleworth, West London

    Next two weekends my studio will be open to the public to share what I do.

    This is part of the Art Trail / Open Studios in Isleworth, London.

    Please check some photos at the "Me at work" section (cannot add images here) so you'll find a map with details and some images.

    Thanks
    Marcel Garbi

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There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Summer Salon 2019

Dates: July 19, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019

Venue: Candid Arts Gallery, 3-5 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

Dear friends in London, I'll participate in an exhibition at Candid Arts / Summer Salon 2019 till the 4th of August.

Private view: Thursday 18th July 2019 from 6-9pm (PM for invitations)

Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ

Event: Now That`s What I Call Art Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 7, 2017 - Sept. 23, 2017

Venue: Laura I. Gallery, IceHouse, Court Abbey Road, London IG11 7BT

“NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART” PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXHIBITION OF HUMANITY AND HOPE LAUNCHING AT LAURA I. GALLERY IN SEPTEMBER

Laura I. Gallery is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new exhibition “Now That’s What I Call Art” on the 7th of September from 6.30PM. Curated by Laura Iosifescu, it aims to celebrate humanity’s beauty and accomplishments but also to act like a motivational power to those in need of inspiration and hope. This completely unique exhibition ties into current affairs around humanity’s shifts and movements to give an exciting insight into societies achievements, dreams, and aspirations. Those visiting will come away with a sense of uplifting positivity and belief.
“Now That’s What I call Art” is a group exhibition celebrating art in its highest form, and in doing so honours the finest qualities of humanity and encourages hope for the future. P

RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/now-thats-what-i-call-art-exhibition-tickets-36587314643

Event: Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

Dates: Oct. 29, 2016 - Dec. 10, 2016

Venue: Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London

A historical exhibition exploring Leonard and Virginia Woolf in Richmond and the Hogarth Press, alongside contemporary works examining the same themes.

Riverside Gallery
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond
TW9 1TP

Gallery open:
Monday: 9.30 am - 7.00pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00 am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Event: UNITY IN VARIETY III

Dates: March 27, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Venue: Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG

Next exhibitions in London 2015:

UNITY IN VARIETY III
Gabriel Fine Art
London, Waterloo

*Works in two different venues at a time:

20 Carlisle Lane, Cottage 2
Old Paradise Yard - SE1 7LG

AND

4 Garden Walk, EC2A 3EQ

Dates: 28th March - 11th April
Open: Tue - Sat
10am - 6pm

RSVP info@gabrielfineart.co.uk

Event: Art Trail - Open Studios / Isleworth

Dates: June 27, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Venue: My studio, Isleworth, West London

Next two weekends my studio will be open to the public to share what I do.

This is part of the Art Trail / Open Studios in Isleworth, London.

Please check some photos at the "Me at work" section (cannot add images here) so you'll find a map with details and some images.

Thanks
Marcel Garbi


 

Biography

Short biography

Marcel Garbi is a multidisciplinary artist. He lives and works in London since 2009.

His main professional artistic fields have been, in different periods: Illustration, Musical Composition, Digital Audio-Visual Media and Painting. Other artistic explorations along his life include Theatre, Film-making, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Sound Design.

The Illustration period spans for a bit more than a decade mainly in Barcelona during the 80s represented by “Safia” working for the biggest names in Advertising & Editorial (Mc Cann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Playboy, Haymarket, Philips, Merck, Abbot, Hornimans, Kraft, etc.) making above all commissioned hyper-realistic airbrushed work and some pastiches.

The Music Composition/Sound design period occupied also about ten years but this time that happened in Madrid. Marcel Garbi was composing music mainly for Theatre, although some Film music, Song writing and Concert Complex Music came out from that period as well.

Later on Film making and other IT Audio-Visual media was used creating several short films and other projects.

This current exploration -painting with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese handmade paper- started in 2014 down here in London till present.

Marcel Garbi is the son of a painter; his father was his first teacher and mentor.
He received formal education about other disciplines such as Musical Composition at university (UCA), Complex Music (F. Guerrero), Piano and Drama (Conservatory).


His paintings are included in private collections in USA, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Germany and UK.


 

Artist Statement

I think we are living in an illusion but sometimes we are “touched” from the other side of the veil. The arts -when they achieve it- open some of those magic gates that help us get across the veil offering a glimpse to the other side via some kind of "poetic event".

Creativity is an attitude, a view about things even before those things may belong to any specific discipline.

I do not feel “a painter” at all; I just work with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper to bring some poetry.

It is an exploration across Drawing -without a previous drawing, Painting -in a different way- and partly a certain awareness of the brush strokes as in oriental Calligraphy.

A “Minor Art”? …perhaps, but with capital letters.

Conservation PH was taken into account throughout the whole process. 
All my work here is “archival quality”.

 
 
 
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