Patrick Gonzales’s Dreamy Digital Artworks

by Amelia Taylor-HochbergPosted on

Patrick Gonzales’s work blends both time and materials — they could easily be cousins to René Magritte’s surrealist paintings if not for their contemporary subjects, and while ultimately paintings, their texture is built on digital rendering techniques. The scenes depicted are mysterious and, while not dramatic outright, fraught with emotion, blending dreamy landscapes with a childish (but not juvenile) sense of fantasy. Based in Dijon, France, Gonzales’s most recent pieces are modifications of portraits, digitally-turned into monochromatic scenes with subtle flecks of surrealism. Visions of placid females and leafy landscapes are recurring but not repetitive, posing the question — is this what Gonzales dreams of?

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