Marcel Garbi

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About Marcel Garbi

  • Biography

    Short biography

    Marcel Garbi is a Spanish multi-disciplinary artist born in Buenos Aires with a London heart. He lives and works in London since 2009.

    His main professional artistic fields have been, in different periods: Illustration, Musical Composition, IT 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.

    To know more please visit his site: 
    http://www.marcelgarbi.com


     

    Artist Statement

    I think we are living in an illusion but sometimes we are “touched” from the other side of the veil by the “real reality”, the one that cannot be seen.
    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".


    Making Art is a practice, a life exercise that requires craftsmanship as a foundation.
    I work on it to contribute my two cents to help "bringing Heaven to Earth".

    I use several disciplines such as Music, Film, Drawing….
    Creativity is an attitude, a view about things even before those things may belong to any specific discipline. Where are their boundaries when you see everything in all?

    This specific proposal, working with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper, started on 2014, feeling like a good story about to unfold.

    It’s 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. With capital letters.


    Medium

    I use Japanese handmade "washi". The best Japanese papers are those which are made by hand and are produced during the winter months when snow is available for whitening the fibres naturally and the cold water keeps the fibres tight and compact during the sheet formation.

    For setting the paintings and being easy to display, preserve and collect, this material is inseparable from mounting. 
    Due to that this paintings are mainly executed on Kitakata Paper (gampi fibres) which is soft and thin.

    There are two main ways of mounting: dry and wet.
    I mount my images onto cartridge paper using a dry hot press tissue.
    Conservation PH is taken into account along the whole process.
    All my work here is “archival quality”.


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  • Awards

    2016

    ...not an "Award" but a Ranking figure: I've been #2 from UK!

    I've been #2 from UK as interesting hard working artist

    http://art-section.com/top-100-artists/
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    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

Links


Awards

2016

...not an "Award" but a Ranking figure: I've been #2 from UK!

I've been #2 from UK as interesting hard working artist

http://art-section.com/top-100-artists/

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

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 Spanish multi-disciplinary artist born in Buenos Aires with a London heart. He lives and works in London since 2009.

His main professional artistic fields have been, in different periods: Illustration, Musical Composition, IT 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.

To know more please visit his site: 
http://www.marcelgarbi.com


 

Artist Statement

I think we are living in an illusion but sometimes we are “touched” from the other side of the veil by the “real reality”, the one that cannot be seen.
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".


Making Art is a practice, a life exercise that requires craftsmanship as a foundation.
I work on it to contribute my two cents to help "bringing Heaven to Earth".

I use several disciplines such as Music, Film, Drawing….
Creativity is an attitude, a view about things even before those things may belong to any specific discipline. Where are their boundaries when you see everything in all?

This specific proposal, working with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper, started on 2014, feeling like a good story about to unfold.

It’s 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. With capital letters.


Medium

I use Japanese handmade "washi". The best Japanese papers are those which are made by hand and are produced during the winter months when snow is available for whitening the fibres naturally and the cold water keeps the fibres tight and compact during the sheet formation.

For setting the paintings and being easy to display, preserve and collect, this material is inseparable from mounting. 
Due to that this paintings are mainly executed on Kitakata Paper (gampi fibres) which is soft and thin.

There are two main ways of mounting: dry and wet.
I mount my images onto cartridge paper using a dry hot press tissue.
Conservation PH is taken into account along the whole process.
All my work here is “archival quality”.


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