This is a depiction of a pocket TV, popular in the 1980-90s.  The brand name Rotceh is my middle name, Hector, spelled backwards.  On the small screen I painted a very small portrait of myself with a hat.  

This piece is on aluminum panel mounted on a cradled wood panel with mahogany stained sides (not pictured).

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Pocket TV

Oil painting on metal
Stained wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x .37" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



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.