"The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me"
Ullrrich Javier Garcia Lemus was born in El Salvador and came of age during the Contra Wars and the murder of Archbishop Romero. As a young man he received a Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Technologica de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, and worked for three years on sculpture restoration with the renowned Santiago Avila. For two years he underwent a painting tutorial with Sarakai and in 1987 he received the prestigious Award for Best Sculptor and Painter at the Universidad Technologica de El Salvador.
He moved to San Francisco in 1989 and has been living there ever since, committed to his painting--which is often described as "surrealistic"--and his sculpting. In 2006 he was the subject of an award-winning film for the San Francisco Latino Film Festival called "Layers of Javier" which included a commentary by Dr. Matthew Fox. For a number of years he was Artist in Residence with Friends of Creation Spirituality. Included among his exhibits are the National Theater in El Salvador in 1987, La Raza Gallery in San Francisco in 1994, and the Historic Sweets Ballroom, Oakland, from 1997-2006.