Alberto Garcia-Alvarez

4 Large Paintings

27 September - 22 October

88-year-old Alberto Garcia-Alvarez walks across his garden to paint in his studio every day, but his work is rarely exhibited.

We are therefore especially proud, during Artweek Auckland to present this exhibition of re-discovered paintings from as early as the 1970s together with a suite of 4 large works on canvas made in 2016.

Born in Spain, Garcia-Alvarez moved to California in 1960 and then to Auckland where he taught at Elam for twenty years. He had an enormous influence on a generation of New Zealand artists, several of whom are now household names.

Garcia-Alvarez’ work is held in collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and The Chartwell Collection. He is currently preparing an exhibition for presentation in April 2017 at Barcelona‚Äôs Fundacio Vila Casas.

Photography: Kallan Macleod

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2016-88.6
2016
mixed media on canvas (canvas gifted by the late Ian Scott)
2130mm H x 1730mm W
FLETCHER TRUST COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2014-234
2014
mixed media on canvas
2760mm H x 2000mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2016-88X
2016
mixed media on canvas (canvas gifted by the late Ian Scott)
2130mm H x 1730mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2015-01
2015
mixed media on linen
2790mm H x 1980mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2016-88.6
2016
mixed media on canvas (canvas gifted by the late Ian Scott)
2130mm H x 1730mm W
FLETCHER TRUST COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2014-234
2014
mixed media on canvas
2760mm H x 2000mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2015-01
2015
mixed media on linen
2790mm H x 1980mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2016-88X
2016
mixed media on canvas (canvas gifted by the late Ian Scott)
2130mm H x 1730mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1994-77
1994
mixed media on canvas
480mm H x 375mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1995-74
1995
mixed media on board
460mm H x 345mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Despuses de Giordano Bruno - 192
1994-1996
mixed media on board
460mm H x 345mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1995-188-96
1995
mixed media on board
480mm H x 310mm W (frame)

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1996-187
1996
mixed media on board
610mm H x 555mm W (frame)

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Adoneus Bed (black-white)
1977
mixed media on canvas
540mm H x 450mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Adoneus Bed (black-blue)
1977
mixed media on canvas
540mm H x 450mm W (frame)

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2012-016
2012
mixed media on canvas (canvas gifted by Colin McCahon)
940mm H x 819mm W (frame)
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Minthe Lying in Adoneus' Bed - 244
1999
mixed media on canvas
570mm H x 430mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1993-48
1993
mixed media on board
400mm H x 360mm W (frame)
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1999
1999
mixed media on board
395mm H x 290mm W (frame)

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Untitled
1999
mixed media on board
695mm H x 380mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Untitled
1998
mixed media on board
290mm H x 235mm W
Private Collection

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
4 Large Paintings
October 2016
Installation View