About Osvaldo Gabriel Gonzalez


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Osvaldo Gabriel González is a self-taught artist, born in Argentina. Working in a melancholic vein. He creates complex and emotional scenarios of the human condition and strange dreamlike figurations.
He has a knack for creating dark mysterious stories. His use of layering to create depth, tonal qualities, and aged effects are decisive and work together to produce otherworldly narrative moments with a delicate and detailed sense of atmosphere and transparency.
His passion for the ancient is present in his traditional art. He uses acrylics, clay, found objects, to obtain dark compositions. He live in Miami, Florida.

"He is a manipulator, a composer, a juggler of images. He knows what he wants and gets it. He creates outrageous, preposterous, improbable scenarios of everyday life in some remote or parallel universe where things evolved differently and with a different logic. The events in his narrative work require the viewer to interpret the message for himself. Sometimes gloomy, sometimes obscure, always with an urgent vitality... An impending future we may not want to see. A dark sense of humor also plays its part in the work of this accomplished artist."
David Genovesi, Artrom Gallery, Rome, Italy

"The surrealism of Osvaldo's dreamscapes is grounded by his restrained color palette. There's a highly personal and weirdly compelling style on display here."
Richard Hill, Editor Imagine FX, UK

Statement

"Most important for me is the act of creating a good concept and bringing it to reality. The birth of a good idea is the celebration of art, the choice of a medium is only a complement."
"I like to mix drawings, photos, and incorporate found objects in my compositions. I always strive for an "antique" photographic look. The digital medium is perfect for putting my ideas together and making them a reality. also I feel very comfortable with collage and mixed media."
"I feel that the downward spiral of the human condition is what gives impetus to my artwork.
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Exhibitions

2011 Methamorphose
South Heaven Center for the Arts, South Heaven, Michigan, USA.
Group Exhibition

2
011 Espacio Abierto
Espacio 10 Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Group Exhibition

2
010 Art with HeART
The Fillmore, Miami Beach, USA.
Group Exhibition

2
009 Wonderpick
Online Exhibition


2009 Photoworkshop
Online Exhibition


2009 Sala Das Najas
A Garganta da Serpente, Online Exhibition

2008 Underground Voices
Featured Artist. Online Exhibition

2008 The Dark Side
El Abridor, Bs.As. Argentina. Solo Exhibition

2006 Digital Show Liverpool Biennial
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Online Exhibition

2006 Digitation 06
Artrom Gallery, Online Exhibition

2005 Annual 2005
Artrom Gallery, Online Exhibition

2004 IDAA VCA
Melbourne, Australia. Group Exhibition

2004 IDAA QUT Art Museum
Brisbane, Australia. Group Exhibition

2004 IDAA University of Tasmania
Tasmania. Group Exhibition

2004 The Technologized Body
LACDA, Los Angeles, CA. USA. Group Exhibition

2004 Artrom Gallery
Guild Member, Online Group Exhibition

2004 Spartan Dog Digital Magazine
Online Exhibition

2004 Modazone Museum of Digital Art
Guest Artist, Online Exhibition

2004 Moca Museum of Computer Art
Guest Artist, Online Exhibition

2003 The Dark Side
La Despensa Cultural, Bs.As. Argentina. Solo Exhibition

2003 Eleanor Bliss Center for the Art
Steamboat Springs, CO, USA. Group Exhibition

2003 Digitized Show 2003
Fulton Street Gallery, NY, USA. Group Exhibition


Publications

2010 Smashingshare.com "A showcase of 20 amazing
digital illustrations"


2010 Graphicmania.net
"Interview"

2009 Graphicmania.net
"Six Artist Six revolutions
in the Digital Surreal Art History"

2009 ImagineFX Magazine, issue 47, UK

2009 Ilustración de Vanguardia Book,
Monsa Publications, Barcelona, Spain

2008 Apex, Science Fiction & Horror Magazine,
Kentucky, USA

2007 Interzone Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine,
London, UK

2006 Exotique 2 Book Ballistic Publishing,
Adelaide Hills, Australia

2006 Metro Newspaper, Liverpool, UK.

2005 Recrie #2 Revista Critica Estudiantil,
Florianópolis, Brazil

2004 Direct Art Magazine Volume #9,
Slow Art Productions, NY, USA

2004 Desktop Magazine Digital Culture
Issue #192, Australia

2003 Expose Book Ballistic Publishing,
Adelaide Hills, Australia

2003 4 Points Steamboat Today, CO, USA

Awards

2009 WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
Category Digital Enhanced

Second Place "The Watcher"
Honorable Mentions "Storm Catcher", "Light in the Dark"


2009 Photoworkshop Digital Imaging Competition.
Merit Award "The Watcher"

2009 Digital Realities Artrom Gallery - Rome, Italy
third Place "The Secret Garden"

2006 Digitation 2006 Artrom Gallery - Rome, Italy
Merit Award "The Watcher"

2005 Annual 2005 Artrom Gallery - Rome, Italy
First Place "Light in the Dark"

2004 Digitally 2004 Artrom gallery - Rome, Italy
First Place "Dagon's Odyssey"

2004 Strathmore 2004 Digital Art Awards
West Springfield, MA, USA
Second Place "Sentinels"

2004 The Technologized Body LACDA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Second Place "Rebirth"

2004 Adobe Digital Photo Workshop Awards - USA
Honorable Mention "Dagon's Odyssey"

2003 Digitized 03 Fulton Street Gallery, NY, USA
First Place "Rebirth", "Captive's Dreams", "The Gift"

 
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