When I first saw Rob Gonsalves’ art on a friend’s Facebook Wall, my first thoughts were of Dali and Escher. There was a distinctly surreal look to the artwork, and being a fan of all things weird and surreal, my interest was piqued.
You can find Rob Gonsalves on Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/RobGonsalves.Official
He even has a Wikipedia entry, how wonderful is that? Read it to understand his intriguing thought processes and techniques, and where he’s coming from with his paintings. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Gonsalves
Here’s an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry, which explaims the difference between Dali/Escher/Tanguy/Magritte’s Surrealism and Rob Gonsalves’ own unique brand:
Although Gonsalves’ work is often categorized as surrealistic, it differs because the images are deliberately planned and result from conscious thought. Ideas are largely generated by the external world and involve recognizable human activities, using carefully planned illusionist devices. Gonsalves injects a sense of magic into realistic scenes. As a result, the term “Magic Realism” describes his work accurately. His work is an attempt to represent human beings’ desire to believe the impossible, to be open to possibility.
For me, the best parts, of course, are the paintings themselves. (Images curated from Google Images). Enjoy!