France Garrido

"France Garrido's large collages reflect the exploration of surrealist language in carefully crafted combinations of images and found objects which create a sense of both dream and nightmare, past and present in imageries that seduce, confuse and provide psychic catharsis". J. Taylor Basker, N.Y.C., N.Y.

France Garrido was born in New York City, N.Y. Her primary medium is collage/mixed media and secondary medium is acrylic paint. She has been greatly influenced by Hannah Hoch, Salvadore Dali, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, and many others, as well as 'primitive cultures' worldwide. There have been other influences in her life, which have inspired her artistic growth. Nature and Spirit are key to that growth.

Experimenting with many mediums (pen and ink, fabric, acrylic paint, graphite, colored pencil, collage and mixed media) all presented different challenges, characteristics and possibilities to the execution of a piece of art. Now she is focusing her attention on collage/mixed media, which has limitless fascination for her. Garrido works on an intuitive level, and allows the piece to speak and guide her during the process. These creations provoke a sense of mystery and spirit.

"I am seeking to touch; deep within the viewers spirit a truth or essence. To awaken/nudge/shift the unconscious."

Seduction into another world...A world of vision and dream.