By Tobias Photos by courtesy of Frederik Garcia
Frederik Garcia is a pseudonym, which indicates a pan-European character. Nordic and Mediterranean.
A symbol of the cosmopolitan Barcelona where he lives. Behind the character are Riccardo Nannini (30) and Anna Moran (27), Italian and Spanish, designer and visual artist. Transferred to Barcelona almost by chance, after years spent in Milan and London.
They use white t-shirts as support for good reasons: They can be used as a sheet of paper or canvas for painting, offering many of the features needed to cover the needs of plastic art. And also, they are a way of producing art works that may be distributed without pretension, at a fair price away from the dynamics of the art market.
The shirts are printed in a totally traditional way: Riccardo and Anna produce the screens, print without the aid of machines, sew labels and pack each T-Shirt themselves. Through processes learned in a self-study.
About the collections
The three collections draw their content from the town where Frederik Garcia lives.
Barrio Maps are the main areas, seen as identity and community, the place where these urban animals live and relate.
Animal Heads. Survived and adapted to the city. Worthy and well dressed. Impassive and dominant.
Both synthetic and stylized to be recognized as icons.
Cinq Petits Rêves tells the inner and often unconscious form in which these characters are related.
5 key actions are reflected through the basics of how they exchange their personalities.
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