Art: The Truth in the Details

A rare show by the peerless realist Antonio Lopez Garcia

There are some artists whose work compels assent almost as soon as you see it. Its seriousness announces itself in precision, gravity, lack of obvious fluidity; in a fastidiousness that could be modesty but is in fact the only kind of aesthetic pride that matters and lasts; in a respect for the eye's power to surprise the mind, refracted through an intense engagement with tradition. Everything, in short, that is denied by the tyranny of the neo.

One of the few living painters of whom this seems to be true is Antonio Lopez Garcia, whose paintings, drawings and sculpture are currently...

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