Artist: Rodel Gonzalez
Title: Blazing Thru The Clouds
Size: 9" x 34" / SN / 95, 9" x 34" / AP / 20 and 9" x 34" / PP / 20
Edition: Artist Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition to 95 and 20 with COA.
Medium: Giclee on Canvas
About the Art: Rodel Gonzalez's initiation into art, in its many forms, began at the age of 9 through the tutelage of his father, Rick Gonzalez, and his grandfather, Felix Gonzalez. He continued to study art at the University of Santo Tomas, majoring in painting, and received a degree in Interior Design from the Philippine School of Interior Design. At 20, he expanded his artistry into music field as the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of Side A, a band that is still active and popular in the Philippines. In 1994, he followed a new calling as a minister, teaching and serving others.
Even through two different careers, Rodel still maintained his connection with art by doing commissioned portraits, murals, and sketches for friends and acquaintances. In 2002, he and his family moved to Hawaii, where he began pursuing his art in earnest. With inspiration and encouragement from his brother, Rudolf Gonzalez, and his cousin, Roy Tabora, Rodel has found new energy and passion for his art. In December of 2007, after 5 years of living in the beautiful island of Oahu, Rodel and his family began a new chapter in California as his new residence.
Rodel displays this energy and passion with every brushstroke onto the canvas. With his keen eye for subtle contrast and attention to fine detail, his paintings evoke a fresh perspective and a new appreciation for life's captured moment. Whether it is people. places or things, Rodel Gonzalez's art reveals the beauty and the grace in the ordinary and the commonplace.
"The everyday lives of people and their surroundings are my inspiration. I love the interplay of light and shadows, and the details in expressions and structures. I find it challenging and rewarding to depict the changing moods of each day."