Two Turntables and an ArtPop Billboard July 5, 2016 | By Bernie Petit Categories: Blog | Tags: ArtPop, Julio Gonzalez Why This Matters: ArtPop showcases the work of local artists on billboards across the Charlotte region. Julio Gonzalez’s 2016 ArtPop billboard. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A set of Hello Kitty markers changed everything for […]

Duke Energy STEM Mural Project
March 8, 2016

Julio Gonzalez and the members of Duke Energy’s Latinos Energizing Diversity (LED) Employee Resource Group wanted to do something different for an educational outreach program in Charlotte-area schools – something unexpected. “We thought, ‘Well, putting a fresh coat of paint on a school playground is fine, but what if we tried to engage students more […]

2016 ArtPop Artists Announced
December 8, 2015

ASC has announced the 20 regional artists that will be part of ArtPop in 2016. ArtPop is a program in which local artists submit their work to be displayed on available billboard space. ASC, Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey partnered to launch the local program in 2014. Billboard installations will begin the week […]

November 19, 2015

Julio Gonzalez is a self taught multidisciplinary artist and child of the 80’s, born in Atlanta and raised in the South. The work utilizes tropes and symbols to suggest a narrative that is intentionally obscured. His work is heavily influenced by his love of Maya culture and comedy and has been described as bold, vibrant, and controversial.  […]

I Am Quixote Festival – 11.12.2015
November 12, 2015

I had the honor of creating a piece of art for the I Am Quixote Festival. THE DEMISE OF CHILVERY. ACRYLIC ON BOARD WITH VARNISH. 10×24”. 2015. Cervantes relates the story of Don Quixote as a history, which he claims he has translated from a manuscript written by a Moor named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Cervantes becomes a […]

In Julio Gonzalez’s new solo exhibit at Heist Brewery, you will find sculptures and paintings. This includes his signature “Gonza” fish, Mayan motifs and other works that explore mythology, architecture, and other topics through surreal abstractions. Exclusive framed prints and apparel will be available for purchase. The exhibition will run through October with a closing […]

Spring Update
April 2, 2015

An update on new art and ongoing projects. Warmer weather is finally here! I’ve been collaborating with the super talented Tracy Widdess of BRUTAL KNITTING on a Mayan headdress and it, too, is finally here. The headdress is that of a scribe. The Maya believed the celestial serpent Itzamna to be the inventor and patron saint of writing. Itzamna […]

Mayan Headdress
March 24, 2015

2015 Mayan Headdress A collaborating with the super talented Tracy Widdess of Brutal Knitting and Julio Gonzalez to create a Mayan inspired headdress. The headdress is that of a scribe. The Maya believed Itzamna, a celestial serpent and patron of writing, invented writing. Itzamna taught writing to a rabbit who in turn taught it to monkey […]

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