it finds me like two great blue herons deciding which way to fly i am estranged by prehistories of spoken things emotion residue bleeds in variegated streaks leaving memories fragmented not near their experiential dimension it is my aperture in life to simulate creation is it the god of i or you they or none of the above i am naked between worlds a child of the provisional sun tears like raindrops born in amniotic paint it is pain we know well in the viscera the profundity of the inner layer like an old orphan in primal expression shedding granules of love hold your scarecrow just beneath the clouds give your greats space to depart your boxings of home they will return between the crystals in the unseen eye and the eversions that will remain evolved by LORIN DREXLER
Frank Gonzales was born in Mesa, Arizona, and grew up in Tempe. He received his BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2003. His work explores ornithological subjects, organic and plant elements, and color. In his own words: As we try to understand the phenomena of nature by neatly labeling, dividing, and categorizing, I approach my understanding by weaving elements of science and imagination. Exploring possibilities through the language of paint, I can blur the lines between reality and ideas. I like the spontaneity of starting with a background color or a single image as a jump-off point for the rest of the painting. One image will spark another, and the process takes shape from there. I find this way of working to be both exciting and uncertain. My various marks and color glitches mimic this uncertainty resulting in visual stillness and movement.
His work is included in private and public collections worldwide, including the Ampersand Boutique Hotel in London, The Orange County Children’s Hospital, and Starbucks, Bank of America, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. His work has been featured in numerous publications and online texts including American Art Collector Magazine, Juxtapoz, Booooom, and Colossal. Frank’s work was also featured on the cover of American Art Collector Magazine in 2010. He recently designed a terrazzo floor for the 24th Street Sky Tram station at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport which opened to the public in the Summer of 2022.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a poetic journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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