Antonio Garcia Soler was born on the eastern coast of Spain in Alcoy, Alicante in 1957. Initially



inspired by the light and colors of the Mediterranean coasts, Soler pursued a career in art by



attending the art school Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes at a young age. He continued his



education at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios at the Universidad de Valencia, from which he



acquired an art degree.



Soler considers his technique so be somewhere between Realism and Hyperrealism. He cites



his artistic inspirations to come from artists such as Velazquez, El Greco, and Picasso. He



respects and emulates Velazquez’s ability to capture the essence of his subjects and his use



of colors and atmosphere to enhance the artistic significance of the works. Thus, Soler aims



to dominate the light, the air, and the reflections in his work in order to create a contemplative,



atmospheric mystique of nature in each of his works. He can play with the fierceness of the



sea or the tranquility of the sunset. The technique and chromatic palette of his works take the



viewer to remote places of imagination, provoking vivid memories.