Hector Gonzalez is originally from Cali, Colombia. You will know Hector's work when you see it. He uses only a palette knife in his very colorful paintings. Hector Gonzalez makes paintings and drawings by exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Gonzalez absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.
His paintings are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By contesting the division between the realm of experience, he often creates work using creative game tactics , but these are never permissive . Play is a serious matter : during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday. Objects. Undergo transubstantiation.
His collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, Including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works establish a link between the landscape's reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Hector Gonzalez currently lives and works in New Orleans.