My paintings are examples of my attempt to connect the experiences we have between two seemingly separate worlds
N. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 03, 2014
World-renowned artist, Rob Gonsalves, has created another masterpiece graciously titled “Eclipse Flower”. This stunning piece is now at Huckleberry Fine Art, a fine art gallery in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Gonsalves is known for his illusionary paintings, which he playfully categorizes as Magic Realism. The illusions within his work are unlike anything seen before. Largely generated by the outside world and involving recognizable human activities, he puts objects and scenes from his own life into his paintings.
“Eclipse Flower” combines the earth and sky at once. Staring into the painting, the viewer is unsure where one ends and one begins. The field of massive sunflowers appears to be reaching up to the sky, hanging as high as the eclipsing sun. The woman, Gonsalves’ wife, Lise, is holding one of the sunflowers, or what appears to be a sunflower. At a closer glance, she is holding only a stalk and the flower is the sun’s reflection in the crystal clear water.
As the onlooker’s eyes are taken up the stalk to the left of the figure, it appears to be the biggest sunflower in the field. The slight break from the stalk to the sun makes it apparent that the giant sunflower is not only a sunflower, but the sun lighting up the sky. The depiction of a Solar Eclipse, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, makes this illusion come to life with its magical, once-in-a-lifetime feel. Every element of the painting makes the viewer feel like a minor piece of the puzzle in this world. Beautiful flowers, bigger than us, along with a rare planetary event, makes it difficult not to feel so minor in the grand scheme.
“My paintings are examples of my attempt to connect the experiences we have between two seemingly separate worlds,” says Gonsalves. Magic Realism is a type of art where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise ordinary and realistic environment.
“There is no other artist out there that does what Gonsalves does,” says Rob’s publisher, Boots Harris, and owner of Huckleberry Fine Art. Rob Gonsalves started working and printing with Huckleberry Fine Art 20 years ago. Throughout the years, Gonsalves has released over 70 of his Magically Realistic paintings. The wait for an original Gonsalves is between 2 to 3 years, costing upwards of $55,000 to $60,000. His limited edition, signed and numbered prints are also available and much more feasible in price. To see the collection, visit http://www.huckleberryfineart.com.
Huckleberry Fine Art
About Huckleberry Fine Art:
As the premier art gallery in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Huckleberry Fine Art specializes in finding emerging artists locally and internationally. Since its existence, the gallery has been exhibiting a vast collection of vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, limited edition signed and numbered prints, sculpture, photography, art books and custom framing. Huckleberry Fine Art has established a successful publishing division with the introduction of artist Rob Gonsalves`s limited edition prints. For more information, visit http://www.huckleberryfineart.com.