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El Salvador's Souvenirs

Jose H. Alvarenga

Oil painting on Masonite board

Natural wood edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2019

9 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 7 oz.

$550

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"This painting has a little bit of everything," says Jose. "It has history, and it's autobiographical. The hat reads 'El Salvador's souvenir.' We no longer use the Colon (Colombus) as our currency, so Colones have become a souvenir. On the 5 colones is a portrait of Christopher Columbus and the three ships that took him to discover America. The note above the 5 Colones says I was born in May 22nd, 1974, in a small town in El Salvador."

Jose H. Alvarenga

Inglewood, California

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.

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Jose H. Alvarenga 8/21/2018 | 11:02 PM

No, that´s not me..it´s an interesting coincidence, but I don´t know how to do sculptures only paintings. I was only 9 years old in 1983 :-)

S Meehan 8/21/2018 | 12:54 PM

Do you by any chance do sculptures too? We have a Scales of Justice sculpture done in 1983 and it says H.Alvarenga on it

S Meehan 8/21/2018 | 12:53 PM

Scales of Justice

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