Manolo García: the grand-master of artistic carpentry

Manolo García: the grand-master of artistic carpentry

4 August, 2016

For many years now, Manolo García has been a true icon in the world of artistic carpentry, creating breath-taking monuments to the delight of his audience.  A renowned ‘fallero’ artist (someone who produces combustible pieces for the Valencian ‘Fallas‘ festival), he is the author of numerous works featured at major Spanish events. Part of the...

For many years now, Manolo García has been a true icon in the world of artistic carpentry, creating breath-taking monuments to the delight of his audience.  A renowned ‘fallero’ artist (someone who produces combustible pieces for the Valencian ‘Fallas‘ festival), he is the author of numerous works featured at major Spanish events.

Part of the appeal of Manolo García’s woodwork is his refusal to neglect the traditional essence of his creations. Combining rigorously planned architectural structures with an elaborate design process, this fallero artist has gained worldwide recognition as a leader in the art form that is carpentry.

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Manolo García has even been commissioned on an international scale, with projects such as the restoration of the Star Wars sets.

The monumental statues created by this Valencian, who has over 40 years of experience in his field, are built upon architectural frameworks made entirely from wood. Under his prodigious hands they are fashioned into works of art, his designs always true to his carefully-planned measurements, elevations and dimensions.  Each piece is produced using wooden strips which are then moulded to create unique figures, often reaching dozens of metres in stature.

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Highlights of Manolo García’s career

Some of his most iconic pieces for the ‘Fallas‘ festival include the towering ‘de la Gitana‘ (the Gypsy) statue, the famously controversial ‘Mamella‘, or his ‘Leonardo da Vinci‘ for the 2012 Na Jordana fallas, a piece which became an artistic carpentry hit and enchanted thousands of visitors to the festival.

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Without a doubt the most famous work of this prestigious artist was his ‘Moses‘. The largest statue ever made of the biblical personality, it was 20 metres tall and made from wood fused with marbled porexpan.

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