04 Aug 2016

Brain Twisting Interview

Talk about yourself: what is your job, the way you started, talk about your interests…
I’m a self-taught digital artist, born in Argentina. I discovered a passion for visual arts and illustration when was 17 years old and started to work as a graphic artist in a local newspaper in Las Flores, my hometown.
In the late 80’s I moved to Buenos Aires and worked as a graphic designer for a print house for five years.
In the 90s, I turned to digital and worked as graphic designer and illustrator for several projects in the music industry, and for companies like MCA, Nems Enterprises, Roadrunner, Triton, BMG, Poligram, Mastertrax, Universal, Tocka Discos, and Word Entertainment.
In 2002, I began to produce my own personal artwork.
I currently work in in my own studio in Hollywood, Florida.

How do you create your artworks? What kind of techniques do you use? Is there an ideal situation that makes you more creative?
Sometimes the ideas come to my in a flash, I make a outline in my sketchbook go to my computer and in a few hours I can define the piece. But sometimes it is more difficult and in the middle of the process, I drastically change the focus and I finally finish the composition in another way after a month. Sometimes I only start with a few elements and no ideas, and after brainstorming and fighting with myself the piece is born to my eye and my heart. I try to tell a story in each piece.
I like to blend drawing, photos and objects found. Basically I blend the elements in several layers; I draw, add color and them add more layers of scratch and corroded textures. I like to achieve an aged photographic look in my compositions.

What do you want to express through your works?
I try to create small “never seen before” scenarios of improbable events which require the viewer to interpret the message for himself. I try to establish questions for the viewer and demand viewer participation.
My pieces are dreamlike figurations about the human condition, technological dependence punishment to nature, and loss of basic fundamental values.

An eternal dilemma: is the technique or the idea which mostly counts for an artist?
The most important for me is the act of creating a good concept and bringing it to reality. The birth of a good idea is the celebration of art, the choice of a medium is only a complement.

What is your main source of inspiration? Is there any artist that you particularly admire who represents a model for you?
The acts of the human condition are a big, really a big source for inspiration.
I like the work of Rene Magritte, H.R. Giger and Dave McKean.


Osvaldo Gabriel González is a self-taught artist, born in Argentina. Working in a melancholic vein, He create whimsical and surreal pieces of art, showing complex and emotional scenarios of the human condition and strange dreamlike figurations.


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