The KissJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
8 " h x 6 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 4 oz.
"I'm always on the lookout for buying fun objects to paint," says Jose. "This vintage figurine reminds me of Auguste Rodin's famous statue, "The Kiss," and thus my title! I love the humorous phrase on the figurine's base: s-t-r-e-t-c-h your coffee break."
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.