New work chronicling the prolific and life-changing time period of 2007-2011, when Garcia fled LA and moved to a cabin in the Northern California woods.
The natural world inspires this work: her themes are disenchantment with modernity and the problems of becoming too removed from the natural world.
Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons, acting as critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.
This work is from shows in New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles, Escape to Darlingtonia (2007) The Grand Illusion (Berlin, 2008) Ambien Somnambulants,(New York, 2008), The Hydra of Babylon, (LA, 2009), and Snow White and the Black Lagoon (LA, 2011).
Camille Rose Garcia is the child of a Mexican activist filmmaker and a muralist/painter. She apprenticed at age 14 on murals while growing up in Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows.
Her work has been displayed internationally and in numerous magazines including Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and Modern Painter, and is included in the collections of the LACMA, The Resnick Collection and the San Jose Modern Museum of Art. Her book, The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland (Harper Collins) was a NYT Bestseller. The recipient of the Stars of Design award from the Pacific Design Center, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest.