Armando García Luna

I like that my work challenge the spectator, so his eyes finds what emerges occult –intentionally or not- from the shapes, colors, approaches, representations, the light or shadows of the abstract forms, and to complement it with his imagination, emotions, feelings or desires. My paintings deal through the ambivalence of abstraction and figuration with the notion of perceptions, first impressions and judging appearances at first sight. It pleases me to incorporate images from different science fields to disturb from the main topic of the image, which the observer has to find. I love millimetric precision in the use of elements, juxtaposition of points or circular elements in different sizes, lines, use of sheets almost imperceptible to the eyesight, to build and immerses the viewer into a world free of rules, that can be colorful, monochromatic, psychedelic, or erotic but full of expressions. I create forms, this forms create tales, this tales tell stories, stories of daily life, -my, the observer or the world-, including passion, agony, suffering, strength or will, which could be a chaos or could end in peace.

Armando Garcia Luna known as Armando Garlun is a Mexican artist nationalized Suisse, born in Monterrey, Mexico, in the second half of the XX century, that works in several professional and vocational fields.

His talent and creativity, and I would dare to say passion in the arts field, has been the engine in the search of the beauty and understanding of the human universe. He initiated his studies in Visual Arts simultaneously as a Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León at the end of the 60’s. His duality between science and art make him move to California in 1975 to pursue a doctoral degree in chemist at USC.

He moved to France for one year and returned to México city in 1981 where he worked in industry incurring at the same time in different fields as painting, stage sets, fashion design in theatre and TV, becoming artistic director of soap operas for one of the most important television companies in Mexico as well as to produce several patents in the field of cement, material frequently used in his works.

Garlun’s scientific research and spiritual preparation has taken him to investigate and to risk, to introduce us with series, going from the absent of color through all color tones, to go as far as the pure blend of all of them, present his art to look at and through it. His works has been presented in different international galleries in México, Switzerland, France and USA. He has been awarded with the Grand prize of the jury of the Fundation Brocher in 2016. He actually lives in Switzerland and work between Mexico and Switzerland.