‘Paradise’, Abstract Floral Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″H x 16″W
Experience the Soulful Work of Apia Art
Chilean artist Carolina García is known in the art world as Apia. Based in South Florida, Apia works mainly with acrylics, although she does not shy away from utilizing a wide range of techniques, some of which she has developed herself. Through her art, it is Apia’s goal to showcase the metaphysical transformation that occurs when you are able to see light in a dark place. Her work is primarily an abstract-expressionist style with overtones of flora and fauna, however, she is not relegated to one particular genre and is equally known for her figurative works, landscapes, nature-inspired pieces and abstract florals.
‘Fairy Garden’, Mixed Media on Canvas, 20″H x 16″W
Apia was born in Chile and moved to the States in 2006. She has always cultivated her artistic side growing up, in fact her first oil painting is from when she was 3-years-old and it does not look like it was done by a child. In high school she completed murals for her class, and her art teacher didn’t want to limit her creativity, so she was allowed to create freely anything she desired. Apia studied Engineering and dedicated herself fully to her career as an Engineer until she made the decision to care for her son full time. This was a long thought-out decision for Apia, but she chose to improve her son’s chances in life as he battled several conditions and was also diagnosed with Autism. It was during her years caring for her son that she discovered she could communicate with him through paintings and drawings, and from that moment on, her artistic essence resurfaced.
Miniature Painting (inspired by an origami horse created by David Brill), 0.95″H x 0.87″W
Apia is a true multimedia artist whose versatility encompasses acrylic paintings and mixed media on canvas, ink drawings and works on paper, watercolors, wall installations, and origami kusudama pieces. Her scope of work ranges from murals, down to her exquisite “miniature” paintings that are essentially tiny, thumbnail works of art, less than 1 x 1 inch in size.
Acrylic Study for Apia's new Finding Light series, Acrylic on Paper, 9"H x 12"W
Apia’s work has been shown in private Pop-Ups in Chile and France and most recently her art was showcased at Art Palm Beach with AC Contemporary Art Gallery. Her plans for 2020 include exhibiting her work at MUNAT museum in Mexico, Seattle Art Fair July 23-26, a Duo Show in the Chilean Consulate in DC, and exhibiting her work at Context Art Miami in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. Context is the sister fair of Art Miami, dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists.
‘Two Wise Men and a Sailor’, Acrylic on Canvas, 16″H x 20″W