Unity Makes StrengthJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Metal
Ready to frame
Signed on front
9 " h x 12 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 8 oz.
"I wanted to convey a simple and powerful message: Unity Makes Strength," says Jose. "We all need one another, and we become stronger united in all challenges of our lives. I thought it would be fun to add the flexing arm with the hammer on the Arm and Hammer logo as a symbol of strength."
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.