Yes: There really is a toy horse suspended from the ceiling. And what’s that steel bar swinging beneath it? It’s a homemade trapeze. When company comes to visit Sergio Garzon, it isn’t uncommon to find him practicing aerial maneuvers in the middle of his warehouse “living room.” Although Garzon’s visual art has nothing to do with the circus, his adventurous hobbies express a similar interest in raw human experience.
Garzon received his formal training in painting at Georgia State and the Savannah College of Art and Design. His recent solo exhibit debuted at Barry Sons Gallery in June. Above, we catch a glimpse of his recently completed edition of intricate copperplate designs, as well as two paintings in progress.
The video is an independent production by Kombo Chapfika, who you might remember from another studio visit earlier this year. Garzon’s studio visit is the pilot episode in what might become an ongoing series of artist interviews. The project is still developing, but it’s already clear that these interviews won’t be your standard journalistic Q&A.
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