Three GenresJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
14 " h x 18 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
"In this piece, I wanted to recreate three genres of painting: portrait, landscape and still life painting," says Jose. "The small picture is a little self portrait, the landscape is a painted sketch on the palette, and the still life is the whole painting. On the palette are the actual colors I used to paint this painting, and you can see some swatches of color combinations I used to paint the landscape sketch."
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.