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His main professional artistic fields have been, in different periods: Illustration, Musical Composition, Audio-Visual media and Painting. Other artistic explorations through his life include Theatre, Film-making, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Sound Design.The Illustration period spans for a bit more than a decade mainly in Barcelona during the 80s represented by “Safia” working for a few big names in Advertising, Editorial & Corporations making above all commissioned realistic and hyperrealistic airbrushed works and some pastiches. The Music Composition/Sound design period occupied also about ten years, but this time that happened in Madrid. Marcel Garbi was composing music mainly for Theatre and some Film music. Songwriting and Contemporary Classical Music (Complex Music) came out from that period as well. Later on, Filmmaking and other Digital Audio-Visual media was used creating several short films and other projects. This current exploration -painting with Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper started in 2014 down here in London till present.
Marcel Garbi is the son of a painter; his father was his first teacher and mentor. He received formal education about other disciplines such as Musical Composition at university (UCA), Complex Music (F. Guerrero), Piano (Conservatory) and Drama. His paintings are included in private collections in the USA, Zambia, Australia, Russia, Norway, Argentina, Spain, Germany and UK