Dexter Gonzales

Joined Artfinder: March 2017

Artworks for sale: 10

(1)

United Kingdom

About Dexter Gonzales

 
 
  • Biography

    Typically, my work encapsulates and finds a sense of the uncanny amidst the banal; I do this by a means of ‘visual negotiation’, where the authenticity of the painting is in some way compromised to create an almost staged effect – mise en scène.

    I aim to stimulate a gut reaction, as well as leaving an infectious undercurrent of perplexing sense or nonsense, maybe something of nothing simply to provoke a traction for thought. Irony underpins the overall context and process, differing in intensity and statures; however avoids engulfing the work entirely, as sincerity matters within the rules of engagement. 

    I am drawn towards Morandi’s reductive still-life paintings, and have an affinity with Mitchell Johnson’s dialectic dialogue between abstract and realism.

    I hope that my work rests on the fence of 'twee', undecided of its role, as an inscrutable cliché.



    I spent last September in Iceland as a resident Artist at Stöðvarfjörður Fish Factory Creative Centre, which has helped me to develop and hone my creative style. I am currently living and working in Berlin, although I hope to join an artist collective in Granada sometime in the early summer.

  • Links
  • Education

    2012 - 2015

    Brighton University

    2011 - 2012

    UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Canterbury

  • Awards

    2015

    The Edward Baden Award for Contemporary Painting

  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

Links


Education

2012 - 2015

Brighton University

2011 - 2012

UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Canterbury


Awards

2015

The Edward Baden Award for Contemporary Painting


There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Typically, my work encapsulates and finds a sense of the uncanny amidst the banal; I do this by a means of ‘visual negotiation’, where the authenticity of the painting is in some way compromised to create an almost staged effect – mise en scène.

I aim to stimulate a gut reaction, as well as leaving an infectious undercurrent of perplexing sense or nonsense, maybe something of nothing simply to provoke a traction for thought. Irony underpins the overall context and process, differing in intensity and statures; however avoids engulfing the work entirely, as sincerity matters within the rules of engagement. 

I am drawn towards Morandi’s reductive still-life paintings, and have an affinity with Mitchell Johnson’s dialectic dialogue between abstract and realism.

I hope that my work rests on the fence of 'twee', undecided of its role, as an inscrutable cliché.



I spent last September in Iceland as a resident Artist at Stöðvarfjörður Fish Factory Creative Centre, which has helped me to develop and hone my creative style. I am currently living and working in Berlin, although I hope to join an artist collective in Granada sometime in the early summer.

 
 
 
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