San Diego Fish Mural 2014

I recently created a new series of fish on masonite boards. These fish are unique in that they were not commissioned and thus nameless. I decided to post the fish sketches on my social media asking for names on a first come first served basis. The person who provided a name would also receive a signed print of the fish they named. You can find the sketches here: http://instagram.com/gonza_art

Soon after completing the series a mural opportunity I’d been working on for a year and a half came up. They wanted an underwater themed mural and I thought “I have just the thing”.

Below you’ll see the finished fish and the mural they helped inspire.
The fish series will also be made available at the RAW Showcase in Atlanta GA Thursday, September 25th. For more info pls check out: https://www.facebook.com/RawArtistsAtlanta

Tirtle Fische

Tirtle Fische

Poseidon

Poseidon

Quacker

Quacker

Flat Fish

Flat Fish

 

San Diego GONZA Fish Mural 2014 from Wonder WhatIf on Vimeo.

Mayan Headdress_2014

Collaborating with the super talented Tracy Widdess on a knitted Mayan headdress.

This is will the 1st of several maya inspired pieces.

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 men and the old god, Pawatun, and they in turn taught writing to humans.

The scribes headdress served many purposes such as, carrying the tools of their trade, food and adornment made from native plants and wild life.

Maya Headdress Concept sketch

Maya Headdress Concept sketch

These fish are swimming!

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So I’ve been a bit of a hermit

Things have been interesting but busy.

Currently working on a series of 4 fish that will be used on a mural in sunny San Diego

I was working on new series of fish when a logistical sea opened up for the piece. The owner of the wall loves the water and sea life. I thought it had to be fate.

I usually name the fish after whoever commissions it but don’t have that this time so going to put the sketches out on social media to be named. 1st “name” reply gets a signed print of the fish they named.

July Update

 

Greetings from Gringolandia

What’s going on and what’s coming up?

It’s been a crazy couple of months. Here’s a peak at what’s going on.

This piece is currently being exhibited at Gallery 22 in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte”Kinich Ahao” A depiction of the Mayan sun god.

www.gallerytwentytwo.com 

In an effort to give some background to the whimsical aspect of my art I’ve begun to post 4 years worth of cell pics on instagram. One a day. Check it out

instagram.com/gonza_art

I recently completed a fish commission for a friend. This coupled with the early fish sketches I’ve rediscovered on my phone have inspired me to decide to create 4 new original fish on wood panels. Keep an eye our for those.
The Day of the Dead Project is still on going but in a research capacity to focus the theme and visual concept. I still have my fingers crossed that I’ll be awarded the grant I submitted at the beginning of the year. I still don’t get how people are expected plan around grants. lol.

GONZA Skate Deck at Gallery Twenty Two

I will be submitting a skate deck to the “Let the good times roll” group show. Opening reception will be Saturday June 7 at Gallery Twenty Two.

Mayan Sun god skate deck 2014 Julio Cesar Gonzalez

Mayan Sun god skate deck 2014 Julio Cesar Gonzalez

 

 

Mayan Sun god skate deck 2014 Julio Cesar Gonzalez

Mayan Sun god skate deck 2014 Julio Cesar Gonzalez

RAW Showcase Update – Feb 20th 2014

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I am excited to have been selected to exhibit at the “RAW Artists” special event on

Thursday, February 20th at Tremont Music Hall!

Not only will I have some fresh pieces, but some originals works will be offered at

exceptional prices (before they are archived away).

There will also be BRAND NEW SONRIA and WWI items available!

 

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This multifaceted showcase, which features visual and performance art, will provide an opportunity to increase

the scope of Wonder What If’s creative collaborations to a national level,

I’d like as many of my friends and supporters to join me.

All Ages| Cocktail Attire | $15 Advance |  $20 at the Door
Click the link below for tickets

www.RawArtists.org/ArtByGonza

RAW presents AWAKENING Feb 20th 2014 Charlotte NC ft GONZA

 

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Hola!

I have some exciting news to share!  I have been selected as an exhibiting artist for the AWAKENING showcase presented by RAW to be held Thursday February 20th at Tremont Music Hall.

 

What is RAW:natural born artists?

  • It’s is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
  • An international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.
  • Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
  • They welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.
  • They encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.
  • Currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London!

 

What can you expect at a RAW showcase?!

RAW Directors hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one-night circus of creativity.   Attendees experience an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it…). You’ll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company!

 

http://www.rawartists.org/artbygonza