Visual Artist

Kike Garcinuño

The artistic practice of Kike Garcinuño (Madrid, 1978) began in the world of graffiti, interested in the visuality of spraying on walls. He soon began to travel (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mali, United States, Taiwan, Korea…), where he learned to configure his own language based on references from that world such as Basquiat, Haring, Lee Quiñones or even certain automatism of Kandinsky, which help to understand the harmony and musicality present in his artwork. The result of these journeys is a playful work, full of experiences, where the artist lets his formal and compositional interests balance between different techniques: collage, resins, oils and sprays. 

Influenced by surrealist automatism, he later produces works that are somewhere between abstraction and the technical-technological, in terms of their materials (laminated resins) and their appearance. All of them evoke in a dreamlike way figurations and narratives that the spectator has to interpret with his own baggage and imagination. Garcinuño is interested in chromatic play and compositional economy, which he reduces to brushstrokes, games of textures and volumes with masses that generally attract force to certain points of the work.

Kike Garcinuño’s work has been seen in museums such as the Pereira Art Museum (Colombia), the Gibara Museum in Havana, or at art fairs in Taipei, Korea, Shanghai and spaces such as the Kreuzberg Centre (Berlin) and national galleries in almost every corner of the peninsula. His works form part of collections such as those of the Fundación SZ, Fundación Telefónica, Fundación Santander, Museo Mayte Spinola, Colección Cicero or the Fernandez- Tapias collection.