Tragic Kingdom: The Magical Art Of Camille Rose Garcia, Hardback
This large, lavishly produced hardcover serves as the catalog for Camille Rose Garcia's first solo museum show outside of Los Angeles. Tragic Kingdom surveys her work with an emphasis on her most recent creations, showcasing paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, prints, and more. Garcia is a notable member of a Los Angeles underground contemporary art movement known as the "Pop Surrealists" or "Lowbrow" artists, who combine dark surrealism with an eclectic array of pop culture sources, including comics, animation, and 1950s television. In this collection she draws upon diverse artistic and cultural sources, such as the work of her former teacher Paul McCarthy, illustrations by nineteenth-century artist Aubrey Beardsley, myths and fairy tales, and Japanese art, specifically traditional woodblock prints and the anime inspired work of Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami. From these references, she has crafted both a style that is unique and content that is a good deal more political than the work of her contemporaries.