Editor’s note: Rene Garcia Jr. passed away on May 8, 2015.

Painter, graphic designer, illustrator, sculptor and stereo photographer Rene Garcia Jr. re-imagined popular art in many different ways, but it’s his large format sculptural glitter paintings that have gotten the most attention. Reproducing such things as retro ads and celebrity photos in glitter, Garcia’s photorealistic pieces have taken more than 100 hours to complete. Spark visits him in his dazzling studio that any grade school class would envy.

Rene Garcia Jr. 19 January,2016Spark
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