Adrian Sierra Garcia, artist/designer, architect living and working between Los Angeles, Paris and now, Baja, designs and builds large scale ephemeral art and architecture works for events up to permanent monumental artistic installations to create unusual situations that transform everyday places of transition into spaces of communication, reflection and wonder. His works celebrate and encourage the spirit of peace and community, using the universal element of light to bring people together.
After an rigorous architectural journey through Carbondale, AW2, ODBC, L, Make, WEA (Opera Garnier Restaurant, Paris, Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, BMW Showroom, NY), Adrian Sierra Garcia specializes in the creation of large scale contextual artworks that integrate art and new technologies in daily life.
In Europe his works have been featured in the parisian art and innovation festivals Nuit Blanche 2010 and 2012, and Future en Seine 2012 (Of Two, Simone de Beauvoir footbridge, Wander Road, Port de la Gare wharf, Mapping Festival 2011 in Geneva, NoWhere, Spain, MOON, Ortigia, Sicily and the train station RER Magenta, Paris), and in the United States, Burning Man 2014 and 2015.
Close to the general public, citizens and grassroots movements, human art activist, social ties articulator, Adrian Sierra Garcia actively participates on initiatives promoted by local Parisian, Angeleno and international artists and collectives (Millenium Art, VJ Fader, Justin Young, Dan Das Mann, Majida Khattari, Karine Sapporta, OÏDEM, Art en Action, Museum of Traffic, Create Fixate, Le 6B, Dimanche Rouge and La Générale). These collaborations regularly give life to projects with mobility founded on freedom of expression and economy of means.
In a society where the human quality of life rapidly disappears, Adrian Sierra Garcia wishes to offer bold and empirical experiences that permit people to break out of daily habitual systems that have a tendency of provoking automatisms. He achieves his objectives by designing situations of surprise to incite people to play and dream. His unexpected environments favor what he feels is the basis for human existence and development: social interaction and interpersonal communication.
Using public space as his canvas allows him to access a diversity of people from multiple backgrounds hoping to transform the way they perceive daily life as they interact with his art and with each other. His pieces question the role of public space and the responsibility of art and architecture in the urban landscape as vectors for interpersonal relations.
For this reason, he feels that art must be present and accessible to everyone; he aims to create dynamic artworks founded on architectural principals dividing space with light and color creating Magic Moments to engage the public in a profound way. Just like architecture exists because the body exists, he tries to execute an art that is simultaneously abstract and physical.
Adrian Sierra Garcia’s artistic research is interdisciplinary by nature. It is nurtured by a will to question the relationship we have, not only, with the built environment, but also with ourselves. Naturally, architecture deeply influences his investigation and his way of conceiving any form of interaction between art and people. He is convinced that, like architecture, art is not something to be looked at, but an experienced to be lived.