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GeoVanna Gonzalez

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No Need To Apologies , 2011 Oil, Graphite on Canvas 36x48 Inches
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Your Problems Lie In Your Curls , 2010 Ink and Acrylic on Paper 22 X 22 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5X5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 letterPress and Etching on Paper 5x5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5X5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5X5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 LetterPress and Etching on Paper 5X5 Inches
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Hither and Thither, 2011 letterPress and Etching on Paper 5X5 Inches
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The atmosphere is transparent, 2010 Ink on Vellum 30x36 Inches
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Nest , 2011 Wire, Hot Glue, and Graphite
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Standing independent and disconnected from one another, 2011 Marker and Ink on Paper 90x120 Inches
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Between What Is With In And What Is With Out, 2011 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 120x108 Inches
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Lay Beyond The asy Reach Of Existence, 2011 Ink on Paper 144x108 Inches
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Untitled , 2011 Etching
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Install shot of "Lineamenta" © Avesha Michael
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Install shot of "Lineamenta" © Avesha Michael
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1989
Lives in
Inglewood
Schools
Otis College of Art and Design, 2011, BFA
Tags
installation, surrealism, abstract, exhibition/performance
Statement

 

My work centers on translating reality into the imaginative through means of abstraction. When one creates imaginative worlds, one can impose an inventive order that is often lacking in everyday life. I am interested in how most roles in society require us to be in, to describe, analyze, and to define what’s “real”. My motifs are about the present and the absent, actual and simulated with a desire for escape and discovery. The compositions are visually elegant, loose, and gestural which speak about the pure act of mark making. I am interested in letting the artist’s hand show, allowing room for mistakes and embracing them, instead of erasing the marks that occur. Through the open spaces I convey a sense of hopelessness and emptiness. By morphing realistic and abstract forms together I illustrate dualities of life and death, growth and decay. My paintings and drawings have a faint surrealistic quality, containing delirious innuendos and hints of the oneiric. Through order and disruption and hide and seek I create something outside of everyday reality, space or an environment to invent another realm of order. I investigate these notions of order by creating a parallel tension through forms that define but eventually disrupt each other; echoing the way humans function in relationships and families. At the same time I strongly refer back to nature and science because however much we seek the fictional, we live in a tangible reality.

-GeoVanna Gonzalez