Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flight



Frank Gonzales, an American contemporary artist, creates amazing paintings that explore classical subjects, organic forms and geometrical shapes. I'm especially drawn to his bird paintings with vibrant colors and a sense of movement and flight.

Gonzales says, "I like to construct and deconstruct during the process leaving traces of my journey in the end results. Like life itself, there are elements of uncertainty, dialogue and changes that take place which can be both fascinating and frustrating to me."

As artists and designers we can probably all relate to his statement within our own work. Truly inspiring!

{found via NOTCOT.org}

31 comments:

avant garde said...

gorgeous. to have on of these in your home would be spring every day! i'll have to check him out. i'm drawn to that first one with the robin's egg blue background. i love that color, so clean and crisp.

please sir said...

That was my fav too - yes, it would be like spring each day!

Octavine Illustration said...

absolutely gorgeous. wow. i think my fave is the second one--i love the calligraphic flourishes (surprise!).

Sal said...

Fantastic. The first is my favorite - that blue background makes the bird seem super friendly somehow.

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

I love the 3rd one. I am going to be a loner on this I guess.

Love them all really. Birdies make me happy.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these paintings are amazing! i especially love the little squares around the birds!

That Girl Designs said...

These are lovely. I never tire of birds as subjects in art. Friday is almost here!

heidi said...

LOVE these!!!!!

Rachel Mallon said...

Very cool and so orginal!

cindy : quaint said...

these make me so happy and it was not a happy day, today. thanks!

Blair said...

Oh, I adore each and every single one of these!

Kaylovesvintage said...

amazing...love his work

Claire said...

Those are fantastic!

Sara Christine said...

This stopped me in my tracks. So beautiful! What an interesting use of shape and texture. I could stare at these all day...

susieq said...

The first painting is absolutely stunning. Love it. And want it.

Brittany Noel said...

I really like these. The different textures. And it feels like bits of the painting are flying off, like the birds should be too.

Diana said...

I love them all, but my second one is my favorite!

Joyce said...

The birds are beautiful! I hope you are feeling back to yourself. xoxo

gracia said...

I very much like the notion of leaving traces...

Fifi Flowers said...

Love those birds!

M said...

Wow that's Gorgeous! His work is so vibrent.

jae said...

Sometimes it is very hard to articulate something you do, but he has really captured it in his words and art.

picciolo said...

oh those birds are just gorgeous, I love all of them!
: )

Ms Unreliable said...

These are so gorgeous! I like the last one in particular, it looks like the bird is about to break out into an amazing cubist/pointillist hybrid. Love!

kendalee said...

inspiring indeed!

amypanda said...

aw wow I love these birds. they look slightly pixelated, really unusual

fly tie said...

beautiful. i really like the second one.

nkp said...

Beautiful work...these are absolutely alive with vibrancy...incredible colors and such deft execution...WOW!

ambika said...

How incredibly gorgeous.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I love everything about his work, the colors, the birds, and his technique--gorgeous.

Dottie said...

i love the colors & the layering. nice find!

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