Colorful Abstract Mixed Media Art by Marisabel Gonzalez I Artsy Shark

Janice K. Johnson


Mixed media artist Marisabel Gonzalez shares a collection of abstract paintings that draw from emotions and memories. Find more of her art on her website.

 

artist Marisabel Gonzalez in her studio

Artist Marisabel Gonzalez in her studio

 

All that I am comes through my art.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“Beach Ball” acrylic, oil and pom pom on canvas, 150cm x 150cm x 3cm

 

My background in medicine, my career as an artist, my experiences of motherhood and my life as an immigrant; all blend in my practice which predominantly revolves around painting.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“For the love of it” acrylic and oils on canvas, 112cm x 112cm x 3.5cm

 

Working with an abstract composition, I explore the psychological effect of colour and how it can be used as an effective tool of communication.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“Boring No More” acyrlic, spray paint and charcoal on canvas, 120cm x 180cm x 3.5cm

 

Within the bright and gestural artworks, I present day-to-day experiences from a playful perspective. I invite the viewer into a compassionate conversation with themselves and with others.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“I feel like I am changing” acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 112cm x 112m x 3.5cm

 

Inspiration is drawn from multiple sources—a situation, an emotion, a conversation and a strong link to memories from home, family, friends and tradition.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“Freshly cut flowers” acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 160cm x 140cm x 3.5cm

 

The initial concept, and the images derived from it, are given a specific colour, laid down on the canvas briskly and intuitively. As the paint is applied in subsequent layers, these initial images are twisted, transformed and sometimes lost altogether.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“Street directory” acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on canvas, 200cm x 250cm x 5cm

 

The creation of these multiple semi-transparent layers is aided by using various materials, such as acrylics, oils, crayons, spray paint and charcoal.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“If not now…” acrylic and oil on canvas, 150cm x 150cm x 3.5cm

 

I usually take notes of words, slang and phrases both in English and Spanish. These are descriptive of a particular situation and sometimes can become the title of the final work. On occasions, these words may also acquire a written form on the canvas to help me emphasize the composition’s communication or to drive the viewer’s attention in a particular direction.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“That and this” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 110cm x 150cm x 3cm

 

The completion of a painting involves a process of constant questioning and editing. The back-and-forth interrogation and answer that takes place resembles what I used to do in my clinical practice.

 

abstract painting by Marisabel Gonzalez

“It’s ok to play” acrylic, oils and spray paint on canvas, 150cm x 150cm x 3.5cm

 

Giving insight into the emotional aspect of human nature, the visual narrative of my paintings creates works that feel light, bright and happy. They are my attempt to inspire conversations that bring joy and peace into our daily lives.

 

Artist Marisabel Gonzalez invites you to follow her on Instagram, Facebook and her Online Portfolio.

 

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