"I love painting subjects with a lot of meaning and symbolism," says Jose. "Time is represented by the clock and the movement of the horses. Distance is represented by the letter. On the letter I wrote my name, and the address was that of William Harnett, a 19th century trompe l'oeil and still life painter."

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Time and Distance

Oil painting on masonite board

Ready to frame

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 10 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.