Antonio Soler Biography
Antonio Garcia Soler was born on the eastern coast of Spain in Alcoy, Alicante in 1957 into an artistic family.
At a young age Soler pursued a career in art by attending the art school Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes, where his father was a teacher.
He continued his education at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios at the Universidad de Valencia where he earned his art degree.
Inheriting his father’s artistic passion, Soler became mesmerized with the Mediterranean Sea, having lived close by the water for all his life. Soler considers his technique to be beyond Realism and almost Hyperrealism.
Velazquez, El Greco and Picasso influenced his artistic inspirations. 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 paintings.
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 enjoys his play with the fierceness of the sea or the tranquility of the sunset.
His award-winning works are featured in many individual and collective exhibits throughout Europe and the Americas.