A Modern Surrealist Painter Picks Up Where Dali Left Off

A Modern Surrealist Painter Picks Up Where Dali Left Off

A Modern Surrealist Painter Picks Up Where Dali Left Off

Rob Gonsalves is a 55-year-old Canadian of Portuguese descent who paints scenes that fill in the space somewhere in between everyday activities and hallucinations. His images contain dual representations of reality—with his particular artistry forming at the intersection between fantasy and nonfiction.

At just 12 years old, Gonsalves began acquiring perspective drawing skills and giving rise to imaginary structures on paper. Following a stint in architecture, he dedicated his practice entirely to painting when his work was enthusiastically received at the 1990 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Working just outside the surrealist realms of Salvador Dalí and Renê Margritte, his syntheses of reality and enigma result in magical realism at its best.

You will often find contemporary artists, particularly young artists, who become so fascinated with Surrealism, or a particular Surrealist, that they immerse themselves in that artist’s style, as if trying to live in their skin. The results are usually less than inspiring.

Check out a few works from Rob Gonsalves below:

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Beyond the Reef
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The Arboreal Office
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Aspiring Acrobats
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The Space Between Words
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              Autumn Cycling

A Modern Surrealist Painter Picks Up Where Dali Left Off

For more on Rob Gonsalves, including purchasing information, visit him at Huckleberry Fine Art.

 

source: The Creators Project 

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