The most beautiful and luminous artistic stage in the work of Antonio García Calvente is undoubtedly the darkest of his life.

In 2008 Antonio receives the news of an incurable aggressive disease and a prognosis of months of life that will last for 7 years that will allow him to conclude his personal artistic work.

leo painting
leo painting

During the last of his life she did not focus at all on improving his health, accepting his destiny, she emerged in the laborious task of leaving a mark, a legacy, so that his life would have a meaning.

Terrified by the clock whose small hands remind us that the end is closer every second, he entered a productive stage, where he needed to feel alive, feel, touch, more than ever, so he returned to ceramics, sculptures and the engravings.

His work at that time suffered strong consequences, from theft, deception and damage to his property, but this did not stop the incessant work that he had proposed to complete.

In private he said that he knew what awaited him, but accepted it, with dignity, love, courage, although he worried that he would not have time to conclude what he felt he had to do.

At this time his work lacks superficialities, it is complete, perfect and balanced. Intense, whimsical and self-centered. The concerns center on the mystical, and on the heart.

The feelings are glimpsed in the art of this stage of life, not as personal feelings, but global, universal. We can all see ourselves reflected in this time of the artist at different times in our lives, because he did not seek to encompass anything of his, he rejected his own feeling towards life, he sought to encompass a global, human, powerful and sincere vision.

La etapa luminosa 2008-2015

La etapa artística más bella y luminosa en el trabajo de Antonio García Calvente, es sin duda la más oscura de su vida.
En 2008 Antonio recibe la noticia de una enfermedad agresiva incurable y un pronóstico de meses de vida que se alargará durante 7 años que le permitirán concluir el trabajo personal artístico.

Durante los últimos de su vida no se centró en absoluto en mejorar su salud, aceptando su destino, se emergió en la laboriosa tarea de dejar una huella, un legado, para que su vida tubiera un significado.

Aterrado por el reloj cuyas maneceillas a todos nos recuerda que el final está cada segundo más próximo, se adentró en una etapa productiva, donde necesitaba sentirse vivo, sentir, tocar, más que nunca, por lo que regresó a las cerámicas, las esculturas y los grabados.

Su obra en ese tiempo sufrió fuertes conplicaciones, desde robos, engaños y daños a su propiedad, pero esto no detubo el trabajo incesante que se había propuesto concluir.

En privado contaba que sabía lo que le esperaba, pero lo aceptaba, con dignidad, amor, valor, aunque le preocupaba no tener tiempo de concluir lo que sentía que tenía que hacer.

En este tiempo su obra carece de superficialidades, es completa, perfecta y equilibrada. Intensa, caprichosa y egocéntrica. Las preocupaciones se centran en lo místico, y en el corazón.

Los sentimientos se vislumbran en el arte de esta etapa de vida, no como sentimientos perosnales, sino globales, universales. Todos podemos vernos reflejados en este tiempo del artista en diferentes momentos de nuestra vida, porque no buscaba abarcar nada suyo, rechazaba su sentir propio ante la vida, buscaba abarcar una visión global, humana, poderosa y sincera.

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