The paintings from prolific artist Frank Gonzales read like a beautiful mash-up between different styles, subjects and eras in painting. The artist combines his interest for ornithology and desert flora, adding one part John James Audubon and another part contemporary abstraction to create works that play at the intersection of realism and the constructed image.
The subjects of Frank Gonzales’ paintings- birds and plants- are typically painted over minimal colour field backgrounds with large drips and streaks of paint woven over and under the subjects. The brightly coloured painterly marks contrast with the highly skilled rendering of flora and fauna, immediately reminding the viewer of the constructed nature of the painting.
To see more of Frank Gonzales’ work, please visit: www.frankgonzales.net
Posted June 23 2016 Images used with permission, copyright Frank Gonzales