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Garcia Contreras / Luis Eduardo Garcia Contreras

Minimal Art, Op Art

January 18, 2021

Born in San Cristóbal, Táchira State, Garcia Contreras is a Venezuelan-Canadian Civil Engineer and artist known for his sculptural work. Passionate about construction and art, he started developing his artistic skills in wood carving in 1992, also attending a workshop with the sculptor Miguel Ginzo. After working with Gerardo Fernández in Caracas in 2006, Garcia Contreras found his passion in bronze, sculpting life-sized works. In 2010, the artist moved to Whistler, British Columbia, where he also began making minimalist, modern figures that create optical illusions.