Marisabel Gonzalez
Marisabel Gonzalez

Marisabel Gonzalez

Marisabel is a Venezuelan born abstract artist. Her artistic expression makes no attempt to reproduce the visual perception. Through the use of mixed media, her works are characteristically bold and dramatic; marked by the creation of textural layers with particular attention to colour, shapes and patterns.

Marisabel is currently working on a community project in collaboration with SBS Spanish, which will see its completion by June 2017.

She held a residency at the Warringah Creative Space in Curl Curl from August 2015 to June 2016.  Currently, Marisabel is a resident artist at Bushwick South Studios in Brookvale, NSW.

Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Venezuela, Dominican Republic, USA, Singapore, UK and Australia.

 

Colours in D minor

“I have been working with a very bright and bold palette. Abstracting from shapes of different Australian landscapes, I have been building layers of colours with rich marks, in an attempt to represent a musical scenery. I want this series to awaken other senses beyond the visual. I want the observer to experience synesthesia”

 

Artist Statement

My work is a response to the surroundings that impact me. This results in abstraction based on common links in the scenery of where I come from, Venezuela, and the country I now call home, Australia. I’m interested in raw, unmediated landscape, which generates the presence of something larger than us.

My process involves building up multiple layers of paint beginning with shapes taken from sketches and photos of a particular environment. Each layer participates in a process of response—not only to the shape of landscape that preceded it, but also to the colors that came before it. These semi-transparent layers create a visible history of mark making, aided by the use of multiple materials such as oils, sand, paper, gesso and gel.

 

Marisabel Gonzalez

Born 1973 Caracas, Venezuela

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

 

Education

2017               Art History and Appreciation Diploma, The Art Institute, Sydney

2013               Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Diploma: General, ASUM, Sydney

2008               Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Diploma: Vascular, ASUM, Sydney

2001               Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas

 

Continuous development courses:

2016               Painting Master-class with Roger Crawford. National Art School. Sydney

Windsor and Newton Watercolor Course, S.H Erwin Gallery, Sydney

2013               Mixed Media Painting with Judith White, Ewart Art School and Gallery, Sydney

2004 – 2006  Drawing and Painting course, Armando Reveron National Art School, Caracas, Venezuela

2001 – 2003  Drawing and Oil Painting with Conchita Firgau Weston Art Institute, Weston, Fl, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017               Cacophony, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2016               A Beach Somewhere, Girdlers Creative Wall, Sydney

                        Amarillo No.2, KA Gallery Wall, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016               Fresh Batch #4, Platform 72 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Annual Charity Auction, Sydney Breast Cancer Institute, Sydney

Celebration of Sanctuaries, Charity Exhibition Save our Marine Life Alliance, Sydney

4 Corners, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney

Bounce Back, TAP Gallery, Sydney

2015               H-Art, Stir-Up Gallery, Sydney

Converging Latitudes, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney

Art Prizes and Residencies

2016               Thirty by Thirty, Finalist, Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney

Round 4, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney

Bushwick South Studio Program, Sydney

2015               Round 3, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney

Gallery Affiliations

Art2Muse Gallery

Retrospect Galleries

Art Pharmacy Consulting

Platform 72

Collections

AXICORP Corporate Collection, Singapore, London

Private collections in: Venezuela, Dominican Republic, USA, and Australia.

Commissions

2017   Painting Commission, Mujer, tu me inspiras! (Woman, you inspire me!)  SBS Spanish

Painting Commission, Private collector, Perth Australia

2016   Painting Commission, private collector, Newcastle, Sydney

Painting Commission, private collector, Maroubra, Sydney

 

 

 

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