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Time Is Money

Jose H. Alvarenga
Ugallery 5345187751 UGallery

Oil painting on Masonite board New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


5" h x 7" w x .25" d |0 lbs. 4 oz.

In stock $350



Jose Alvarenga is a storyteller. He collects unique and unusual objects to pair together in his detailed still lifes. His paintings balance an old master sensibility with a playful sense of humor as a way to talk about the eternal issues of time and money. Jose says of this painting, "I wanted to represent the symbolism of 'time is money' by painting an antique pocket watch and a folded $20 bill on top of a $10 bill."

Jose H. Alvarenga

Inglewood, California

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.

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Jose H. Alvarenga 8/21/2018 | 11:02 PM

No, that´s not me..it´s an interesting coincidence, but I don´t know how to do sculptures only paintings. I was only 9 years old in 1983 :-)

S Meehan 8/21/2018 | 12:54 PM

Do you by any chance do sculptures too? We have a Scales of Justice sculpture done in 1983 and it says H.Alvarenga on it

S Meehan 8/21/2018 | 12:53 PM

Scales of Justice


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