Pictures of Rob Gonsalves: on the verge of reality
"I like to draw images that create a connection betweenthe environment created by man, and nature. This is the starting point for developing an image that expresses my desire for what is thought to be mutually exclusive and incompatible, "commented artist Rob Gonsalves.
Robert Gonsalves was born in 1959 in the Gypsyfamily. The native city is Toronto, Canada. Since his early childhood, Rob has been keen on drawing. He walked around with a pencil and often made sketches in a small notebook. The artist did not leave his passion at the amateur level - at the age of 12 he is studying the technique of prospects. At the same time he creates his first paintings.
The desire for perfect and well-adjusted forms leadsits to study architecture. After graduating from college, Gonsalves arranges for work as an ordinary architect. Confidence in the future gives a career in a construction firm, self-realization is the writing of pictures. Rob Gonsalves also finds an outlet in creating scenery for local theaters and frescoes that masterfully created the illusion of reality.
In 1990, the artist takes part in the exhibitionstreet art. The paintings of Rob Gonsalves cause great interest and much praise. This recognition of the public and art connoisseurs inspire Rob to abandon the architect's career and devote himself entirely to creativity.
To date, the artist has created about 70unique in its kind and in the meaning of paintings. His work is in great demand. And since over each picture the artist works for about three months, those wishing to get the long-awaited canvas have to pay a considerable sum.
The Sorcery of Rob Gonsalves
The artist's work was greatly influencedsuch surrealists as Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Mauritius Escher. However, the paintings of Rob Gonsalves are not exactly surrealism. This is, rather, realism. "Magic Realism" Goncalves. His paintings are at the junction of the real world and the illusory world. The boundary separating these two universes, the artist plans and draws with architectural accuracy.
At first glance, his paintings seem ordinary, butit is worthwhile to look closely, as reality begins to play with you a joke - to change literally before our eyes, opening with another, absolutely unusual side. The ambiguous paintings of Rob Gonsalves lead to reflections on the duality of being. The world becomes what you see it. Change the point of view, the perspective of vision will change and the reality surrounding you.
The most famous paintings
In the foreground of the picture "Dancing Water" clearlypainted dancing in white graceful girls, however, having looked narrowly, we see how the figures in the future merge into one stream, forming a streaming waterfall.
Standing in a cave is a boy lookingstalactites and stalagmites, is faced with the magic of two worlds. "As on top, so below" is a perfect example of how Rob Gonsalves's paintings combine works of architecture and the creation of nature.
The "towers of knowledge" is another example of howthe objects familiar to all of us smoothly flow into the buildings. In the picture, an ordinary city library with stacks of books is smoothly transformed into a beautiful city under the pre-dawn sky.
This is the whole of Goncalves, playing with the worldman-made and created by nature itself. The artist, as a great illusionist, carefully keeping his prestige, makes magical real scenes. Looking at the pictures of Rob Gonsalves, one can not help asking questions: "What is real and what is apparent? What is important, but what is secondary? ". It is impossible to tear yourself away from viewing his paintings until you begin to perceive the whole picture as a whole, with all its metamorphosis and the flow of one object to another. This is the main message of Goncalves: the impossible is possible.