Greetings from Holland!Jose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Metal
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
9 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 10 oz.
I wanted to paint something nostalgic like this subject. Something that takes you back to another time and place. It was so special before to receive a card from a distant place, when there was no social media, no e-mails, no cell phones. On the card I wrote "Greetings to mom and dad, love Hector," my middle name. This painting was painted on aluminum panel and will need a frame for display.
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.