Albert Gonzales is a post-contemporary artist based in San Antonio, TX. He is heavily influenced by post- WWII artists like Jackson Pollock, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, but also draws inspiration from the masters like Henri Matisse and Van Gogh. With this broad range of inspirations, Gonzales’s fine art approaches are visual experiments within composition, style, and technique. From abstraction to still life to portraits, his art can span multiple genres.
With bold color palettes, his often “outrageous” paintings are fun and unpredictable. As a great commentator on his own art style, his showmanship brings forth the passion for his art and his need to create. His audience is able to see and feel his dearest dedication to craft. With his paintings, he hopes to reflect a feeling of liveliness and compassion for the love he has for the visual arts. Gonzales wants the audience to feel this feeling if only for a second; but touched and moved for a lifetime.
Albert Gonzales’s accolades include the “Step Inside My Mind” solo exhibition; “Hecho A Mano” group exhibition at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; participating artist in the highly anticipated On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tours with the Bihl Haus Gallery; operating an artist studio in the coveted Hausmann Millworks collective run by Gene and Renee Hausmann and managed by Rex Hausmann; artist participant in a city- wide art project for a non-profit organization titled, Clarity in the Pin Wheels for Change campaign where he painted alongside 16 other internationally and nationally renowned artists.
Having sold over a hundred paintings in one year, Gonzales’s list of prominent collectors and collections include the acquisition of seven paintings into the UTSA Art Collection by the invitation of President, Dr. Ricardo Romo. Gonzales has also donated artwork to the UTSA Alumni Gala and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Best known for his simplistically minimal abstract flower paintings, Gonzales gives voice to the new and upcoming generation of artists of San Antonio.