The Little ArtistJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Ready to frame
Signed on front
8 " h x 6 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 4 oz.
This painting is autobiographical–the small black and white picture is of me when I was a little boy, and the date on the note, December 12th, 1982, is exactly when the photo was taken. On that date I was in first grade, and although I never won any first place, nor second or third, I always loved to draw a lot! This painting is on masonite 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.