Got Milk? IIJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
11 " h x 14 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 10 oz.
"I always love to paint challenging yet simple still lifes as this," says Jose. "I was inspired by this vintage 'Our Dairy Best' canister which I bought online to use as a model. The most colorful details are painted on the canister; the other subjects are variations of black, white and grays."
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.