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A. Andrew Gonzalez


Influenced by esoteric symbolism, much of the imagery of my work explores the subliming of the body by archetypal forces. Themes such as birth, death, re-birth, ascension and spiraling transformations predominate all the work.

Issue 17 (3/2006) • december 31, 2006 • wersja polska »»


A. Andrew Gonzalez

A. Andrew Gonzalez
is a self-taught artist born in 1963 near San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Since my father is a painter, I started drawing at a very early age, mostly for my amusement and playful fantasizing.

As a teenager I continued to draw but began to lose interest until I was exposed to the art within OMNI magazine.

The surreal and fantastic images in the magazine excited my imagination and I became incredibly inspired to develop my own style based on my philosophical and spiritual interest. I decided to self-educate myself in art history and painting techniques and let my intuition guide me as well as my obsession for perfection. At this early stage, I discovered the airbrush to be the perfect tool for my imaginative expressions. The soft realism and sensuous forms from the airbrush matched perfectly with my creative sensibilities.

Today, I continue to strive to perfect and refine my artwork. Searching for new ways to play with the balance of movement and stillness, complexity and simplicity.


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Beauty is the Supreme Theophany


A. Andrew Gonzalez


The artwork is created using airbrushed acrylics on Claybord or gessoed panels.

Claybord is ideal for my technique because its soft kaolin clay surface allows me to lift up fine layers of pigment with various fine tipped erasers. Pigment is then reapplied in very thin layers followed by additional lifting of pigment at each stage. No white pigment is used. Designs and values are controlled by this subtractive technique which allows me to carefully model the forms much like sculpting. Models are used for figure reference.

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My creative outlook is inspired by the idea that Beauty is the Supreme Theophany. Influenced by esoteric symbolism, much of the imagery of my work explores the subliming of the body by archetypal forces. Themes such as birth, death, re-birth, ascension and spiraling transformations predominate all the work.

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