José García y Más (josegarciaymas)

José García y Más (josegarciaymas)

Biography

José García y Más was born in 1945 to Sephardic Catalan-Andalusian parents in Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. When he was 18 years old, he boarded a Norwegian petroleum tanker, which took him around the African continent. He attended art school, the Escuela de Bellas Artes, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In 1970 he left Spain, which was still under the unpopular Franco regime, for Germany’s young democracy and eventually moved to Berlin, where he took a degree in engineering. Since 1980, he has pursued an independent career as an artist, studying at various times in Sweden, England, Italy, and Spain. He and his wife now live and work on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea.

These altered circumstances have considerably enhanced García y Más’s productiveness and power of expression. Living at a distance from Berlin and thus viewing the capital more objectively, much of his attention has shifted from major world politics to the cultural and sociopolitical themes of the times. He incorporates every one of them into paintings as genuine as they are large. His social criticism, previously often downright sarcastic, has softened in his current works. It appears in minute details, coming across more as ironic aperçu than as aggressive accusation. The artistic portrayal of a social topic on a large canvas, the incisive depiction of special situations and their aspects calling for a critical response repeatedly coalesces into a fascinating unity that intensely animates his artwork.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions in Berlin, Copenhagen (Denmark), Graz (Austria), Anklam, Greifswald, Schwerin and Rostock, Munich, Rozelle/Ayr (Scotland), Island of Usedom (Baltic Sea).

Paintings in private & public collections:

• DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
(German Institute for Standardization), Berlin
• Deutsches Historisches Museum
(German Historical Museum), Berlin
• Museum of the MacLaurin Trust, Rozelle/Ayr (Scotland)
• Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
(House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn
• Town Hall of Wolgast
• Cooper Hall, Selwood Manor, Frome/Somerset (England)

Publications

Baatz, Falko: Künstlerporträts. Friedland: Steffen Verlag
2009, S. 72 f.

Bilder und Zeugnisse der deutschen Geschichte. Aus den
Sammlungen des Deutschen Historischen Museums.
Berlin 1995, S. 514, 555.

Contemporary Realist Paintings - José García y Más (Oil
on Canvas, 1970-2013). Bansin: Atelier-Galerie 2013. 112 S.

Deutsches Historisches Museum (Hrsg.): Bilder und
Zeugnisse der deutschen Geschichte. Kurzführer.
Berlin 1995, S. 77.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt am Main, Nr. 196,
24.8.1995, S. 33, Neue Sachbücher.

Hecker, Rolf, Hans Hübner, Shunichi Kubo (Hrsg.): Grüß
Gott! Da bin ich wieder! Karl Marx in der Karikatur. Berlin:
Eulenspiegel Verlag 2008, S. 96, „Marktwirtschaft“.

Klatschmohn Verlag (Hrsg.): Kulturkalender. Unterwegs in
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Jg. 12, Oktober 2007, S. 62,
Schulze, Annika: Die Kunst der Provokation.

Koschnik, Leonore (Hrsg): Deutsches Historisches Museum
Berlin. Deutsche Geschichte in Bildern und Zeugnissen.
München: Prestel-Verlag 2006, S. 175 f.

Kronprinzessin Victoria - Kaiserin Friedrich, Berlin-Potsdam-
Bornstedt (1840-1901). Ausstellung in der Ladengalerie
Berlin 1996, S. 4, 18, 56.

Künstlerbund MV (Hrsg.): Kunst als Lebensmittel.
Kopf - Portrait. 16. Landesweite Kunstschau des
Künstlerbundes Mecklenburg und Vorpommern e.V. im
BBK. Rostock 2006, S. 17, 117.

Künstlerbund MV (Hrsg.): Kunst als Lebensmittel.
Landschaften. 17. Landesweite Kunstschau des
Künstlerbundes Mecklenburg und Vorpommern e.V. im
BBK. Rostock 2007, S. 79, 105.

KULTUR-KANAL, München, Mai 2005, S. 14, Marth,
Michael: Bush für einen Euro! José García y Más - Naive
Kunst mit politischem Charakter.

Langhans, Kai: Willy Brandt und die Bildende Kunst. Bonn:
Dietz-Verlag 2002, S. 67 f, José García y Más - die surreale
Deutung.

MEDIZIN + KUNST, München, Jg. 10, H. 4, 1998, S.16 ff.,
Schilke, Franz: José García y Más.

Museums-Journal, Jg. 8, Nr. 1, 1994, S. 31 ff., Friedrich, Thomas:
Vis-à-vis: Christoph Stölzl (S. 33, „Die Löwenbändiger“).

Political Painting - José García y Más (Oil on Canvas, 1981-2009).
Bansin: Atelier-Galerie 2010. 188 S.

  • Filip D. Jensen (FDJensen)
  • Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)
  • H H Weiti (Weiti)
  • Andreas Hahn (DeHahn)
  • Ridha Ridha (Ridha)
  • Timur UTRo (utro377823316)
  • Michael Pointer (Zavala)
  • Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)
  • Werner Winkler  -WERWIN - (WERWIN)
  • Lisa Burkard (Lisa_Burkard)
  • Petra Nolting (artep)
  • Brent Godfrey (brent)
  • Tate Hudson (tatehudson)
Show all Contacts
Please log in!
Not an member yet?
Sign up for free now!
Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on February 24, 2020 07:20:

Hola José, thank you very much for the favs. Greetings.

Marie-Jeanne Mourot (Mareej)

Marie-Jeanne Mourot wrote on December 20, 2019 19:06:

Merci José ,comme vous je ne vais que rarement sur Artdoxa ,( un an ou plus ???!!)
mais toujours un plaisir de voir vos tableaux pour cette occasion , bonne fêtes de fin d'année !

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on February 13, 2016 10:29:

Thank you José !!!!!

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on February 12, 2016 15:00:

Hi Josè:)) ! Thank you very much :))!!

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on February 12, 2016 02:42:

Hola José, great to see you again at this place!!! Thanks for adding my work to your faves and thanks for your comments. Yes, Tram 35 rolls in Saigon. Salut.

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on May 02, 2014 14:32:

Thanks a lot, Josè:)))!!!

Rolf Sickinger (twoplustwo)

Rolf Sickinger wrote on April 17, 2014 11:19:

Hallo José, herzlichen Dank für das Hinzufügen von "SB" zu deinen Favs. :-)

Femke Gerestein (Gerestein)

Femke Gerestein wrote on March 01, 2014 10:51:

right back at ya josé, thank you too for your favorites

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on February 23, 2014 17:42:

Thank you for the favourite José!!!! Hope you are well.

Filip D. Jensen (FDJensen)

Filip D. Jensen wrote on February 23, 2014 16:27:

Thank you very much, José.
I love your works!

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on October 29, 2013 08:09:

Wow, thank you José!!! Thank you for so many favourites! I shall endeavour to keep making the most abstract portraits I can. Look forward to see more of your work, best Luke.

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on October 28, 2013 07:25:

Hola dear José, my sincere thanks!!! Love your work! Best wishes.

Marilyn Kirsch (artist183)

Marilyn Kirsch wrote on October 27, 2013 02:46:

Thank you very much José!

H H Weiti (Weiti)

H H Weiti wrote on October 26, 2013 16:48:

Herzlichen Dank,lieber Jose,auch ich freue mich,Dich und Deine großartigen Werke hier zu sehen.

Andreas Hahn (DeHahn)

Andreas Hahn wrote on October 25, 2013 12:38:

Danke, José, dass ich Eingang in diese exquisite Sammlung fand. Freut mich. Grüße, Andreas

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on August 03, 2013 06:52:

Hola dear José, thank you very much!!! Greetings!

Marie-Jeanne Mourot (Mareej)

Marie-Jeanne Mourot wrote on August 02, 2013 17:37:

Bonjour José,merci beaucoup pour tes favoris !!

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on August 01, 2013 01:06:

Congrats dear José, with the fave of the day!!! Best wishes.

Michael Pointer (Zavala)

Michael Pointer wrote on May 18, 2013 14:57:

And thank you, Jose!

Ridha Ridha (Ridha)

Ridha Ridha wrote on May 18, 2013 09:02:

Herzlichen Dank lieber José , meine besten Wünsche !! Liebe Grüße Ridha :)

Michael Pointer (Zavala)

Michael Pointer wrote on May 14, 2013 22:45:

Thank you so much for the favorites, Jose, I appreciate it very much!

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on April 26, 2013 21:21:

Hi Jose, thank you for your compliments.

Marten Tonnis (martentonnis)

Marten Tonnis wrote on April 19, 2013 21:39:

Hello José, Thank you very much for your compliments. Best regards.

Lisa Burkard (Lisa_Burkard)

Lisa Burkard wrote on February 23, 2012 11:04:

Bei all den deutsch verfassten Kommentaren traue ich mich jetzt auch mal, mich auf deutsch zu bedanken für all die FAVs ! :o) Freut mich sehr, dass meine Bilder Dir so gut gefallen, wie es ja auch umgekehrt der Fall ist: ich halte sehr viel von Deinen Werken! :o)
Liebe Grüße, Lisa

Tate Hudson (tatehudson)

Tate Hudson wrote on December 07, 2011 18:27:

Hola Jose. Thank you very much. Your work is absolutely incredible and inspiring. ~Tate~

thomas kälber (richard)

thomas kälber wrote on August 01, 2011 17:07:

HI Jose,

thank you.

Thomas

Maren Matusek (marenmatusek)

Maren Matusek wrote on July 15, 2011 15:38:

Hola Jose´; Nachbar in McPomm...danke für die vielen Favoriten, ich freue mich.

ludmilla között bambula között (milla)

ludmilla között bambula között wrote on July 05, 2011 21:15:

Oh du hast so viele faforiten.. Bilder von mir... ich danke Dir..ich freue mich grussMilla

ludmilla között bambula között (milla)

ludmilla között bambula között wrote on July 03, 2011 07:18:

Ich gratuliere... Gruss Milla

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on June 23, 2011 01:40:

Hi Jose:)) Thanks:)!!! Ciaooooooooooooooo:)))))

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on June 21, 2011 09:46:

Thank you for selecting so many of my works for your favorites and the comment. I am both thrilled and honoured that you like them so much. You have given me the courage to exoplore this direction again. A local Australian collegue said to me "When are you going to get out of your comfort zone" I felt devastated as I tried very hard to be expressive/expressionistic and put feeling into these works because some of my past artwork was "photorealistic".

Christoph Herrmann (Kristof)

Christoph Herrmann wrote on May 08, 2011 00:00:

thank you for the favarites,jose! i´am glad
christoph

Hermann Haselstrauch (HermannHaselstrauch)

Hermann Haselstrauch wrote on May 04, 2011 21:16:

lieber josé,
ich danke dir und wünsche dir alles gute für deine arbeit
hermann

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on April 30, 2011 18:49:

Hi,
Thank you Jose & likewise, I find your art works really interesting. Congatulations!
Take care, AS

Marie-Jeanne Mourot (Mareej)

Marie-Jeanne Mourot wrote on April 02, 2011 17:08:

Salut José
Merci , de partager ton univers ,riche et engagé et une palette bien colorée !

Maria Gust (mariagust)

Maria Gust wrote on March 31, 2011 12:11:

Thanks for fav, José!
Maria

Laureen Warrington (M-MISSION)

Laureen Warrington wrote on March 31, 2011 08:40:

Hello dear Jose!
It is a great pleasure to see your fascinating work here!
I wish you all the best!
Laureen

Peter Bies (peterbies)

Peter Bies wrote on March 30, 2011 17:18:

Hi José - thanks for your comment!

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on March 27, 2011 00:38:

Hi Josef!!! Thanks!!! Ciao:):)

angela rohde (angelarohde)

angela rohde wrote on March 26, 2011 17:19:

thank you, dear josé, for the favourit! warm regards angela

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on February 26, 2011 20:43:

Thank you very much. Jürgen.

agnes trachet (akaclem)

agnes trachet wrote on February 23, 2011 21:34:

coucou José!so nice to see you here!thanks for your kind words!I have the same compliment for you!

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on February 17, 2011 04:48:

Hi Jose
Your political painting of "Storming of the Bastile" has a comparable event in Australian History when Henry Parkes was pelted with an egg giving his Federation of Australia speech at Warwick Railway Station in 1888. He too was wearing a black suit and had an umbrella but not raised.
The world is full of coincidences.
I like the satire and storytelling aspects in your paintings.
Tom

Giusy Geraci (pittrice)

Giusy Geraci wrote on February 05, 2011 21:06:

Thanks Josè!!
Warm regards
G.

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on February 05, 2011 00:26:

Ciao Josè!!! Un grosso grazie a te!!!!! Complimenti sinceri!!!!