Jose explains the title of this painting. "On the front, there's a Rubik's cube that is almost finished - all I need to do is a few twists here and there to finish all the colors. On the wall, is my own copy of a detail of Rembrandt's portrait painting - again almost finished. The face is done, the background is almost done, and the cuff needs a little bit more work. I always have fun painting 'picture within a picture' type of paintings."

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Almost Finished
JOSE H. ALVARENGA


Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

12" h x 16" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.

$650

SHIPS FREE




Artist
Jose H. Alvarenga
Inglewood, California

Getting to Know Jose H.

Jose’s soft still life paintings are like visual puns. He creates relationships between objects that evoke both amusement and contemplation in the viewer. By devising a clever dialogue between objects, Jose turns a still life into a story. Jose utilizes a classical realist style with a gentle nod to surrealism through his unique subject selections. He is inspired by everyday objects, particularly those with a quality of nostalgia, memory, or humor. Jose paints out of his Los Angeles area apartment, where he also enjoys playing the keyboard and reading art books.