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Franciso Gonzalez

My art is a compilation of memories of my experience with nature and architecture, every image that I have seen and the textures that I’ve touched, they all come through my art in abstract form either on paper or canvas. I search for the un-expected through layering colors. Like the trace of colors of an old building wall, reminding us of its past inhabitants. I unleash my emotions through a psychological landscape. Art for me is a place where the only requirement is to be myself, it brings worthiness to the everyday struggle of life. My art is experimental and an artistic release that I use to unwind and recharge. It is a refuge that is soothing and therapeutic. I'm a native of México and have been printmaking and doing mixed media art in Charlotte since 1998. Mostly self- taught, but have taken printmaking workshops throughout the years.

My work has been in several exhibitions throughout the two Carolina's, Georgia, Oregon and New York. In 2002 my art was chosen for 'Celebrating The Legacy of Romare Bearden’ exhibition at The Mint Museum Of Art in Charlotte. In 2004 I was an affiliate artist with McColl Center for Art + Innovation. I was one of the artists at Mint Museum’s Arte-Poesia-Música 2015. My art is in several private collections in both Carolina’s, Connecticut, Missouri, China and New York. My art is in the permanent collection of Queens University in Charlotte and in corporations throughout North Carolina. I have won awards from Associated Artist of Winston Salem, NC, Museum of York County in Rock Hill and the Charlotte Art League in Charlotte.

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