“Landy Garcia” is an artwork created in collaboration between Montreal artist Eugénie Bérubé and the famous Latin singer Landy Garcia. The artwork was created as part of Landy Garcia’s performance at the “Fuego Fuego” festival in 2023, where it was displayed in the background.
Inspired by fluorescent colors and psychedelic effects associated with the experience of a drug trip, Landy Garcia wanted an artwork that represents his artistic identity and personality. Eugénie Bérubé merged Landy Garcia’s ideas with discussions and meetings to create a unique artwork. She used the artist’s tattoos and logo to create a fusion between the head of the teddy bear, representing Landy Garcia, and her own head as the artist.
The characteristic handwriting of Eugénie Bérubé is present in the artwork, with the first name “Landy” written three times forwards, and the last name “Garcias” written in reverse like a mirror, accentuating the psychedelic aspect of the artwork.
The artwork is created in animated digital art by a graphic designer, giving it a dynamic and interactive dimension that captivates the viewer’s attention.
“Landy Garcia” is an artwork that explores the notions of artistic identity, self-expression, and psychedelic experience. It merges the distinctive visual elements of Landy Garcia’s artistic universe with Eugénie Bérubé’s distinctive style, creating a symbiosis between the two artists.
The fluorescent colors and psychedelic effects in the artwork evoke the intense sensations and complex emotions associated with the experience of a drug trip, while reflecting the visual aesthetics often present in Landy Garcia’s artistic universe.
The integration of the artist’s tattoos and logo adds a personal and autobiographical dimension to the artwork, making it a visual representation of Landy Garcia’s identity as an artist.
The handwriting present in the artwork, with the first name “Landy” written in loop and the last name “Garcias” written in reverse, creates a mirror effect that can be interpreted as a reflection on the duality of identity, self-perception, and how one presents oneself to the public.