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The 3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement.

Coming up this weekend on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School will be the “3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement” group exhibition as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai’i mural event.

This special exhibition will feature over 120 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via the internet, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries.

I’ve featured some of the many incredible pieces above by Aaron Li-Hill, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Benjamin Garcia, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Daniel Bilodeau, Edwin Ushiro, Esao Andrews and Hueman.

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The Intense Slightly Darkly  Surreal Portraits of   Benjamin Garcia

Benjamin Garcia was born in 1986 in the city of Caracas, Venezuela. At age 19 he decides to study design and illustration at the Instituto de diseno de Caracas, graduating in 2010. His first influences came from comic artists like Moebius and Bill Sienkiewicz. Little by little he made the transition from illustrating for animation to painting when he discovered the work of artists such as Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville and Kent Williams. He focus mostly on portraits with an aesthetic language that is both dark and subtly surreal with an approach to his subjects that is often subjective and intense. He has participated in various collective exhibitions to the date.    His Tumblr

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