the most common surname in Spanish speaking countries.
grandfather, Fermín García García (1911-1997), is a figure that I only got
to imagine through the photographs he left, the words he wrote and the
anecdotes that my mother would narrate about him. This puzzle of elements
strengthened my connection with him and created a sort of legendary character
in my head, a hero who was of my own.
work, I aim to bring this relationship into visual responses, reflecting also
on those beliefs that separate us from each other and the lives that we
“We should start laughing before feeling happiness, so that death doesn’t come without having laughed.”
In the depths of the sea, the pearl was born.
Its high stone, the blue violet.
In the mist, the drops of dew. In my memory, you.”