DAVID V. GONZALES
- This artist in motion is a true creative genius -
David V. Gonzales was born on February 3, 1971 on a U.S. Air Force Base in Wiesbaden, Germany. He grew up in Santa Fe, N.M. enjoying the benefits of belonging to a large and closely-knit extended family. His family has been well rooted in the area for 5 generations, which include many well-known artists, such as wood carver Ben Ortega and weavers Jose and Pedro Rodriguez from the Canyon Road District. “As far back as I can remember, I have been working with art materials to create something based upon my observations.”
A gifted Artist.
By the time he was 17, his work was on display in the Smithsonian and simultaneously received the New Mexico Governor’s Award.
David V. Gonzales is the culmination of the artistic talent that has moved throughout his family for generations.
An expression of motion.
His work is not a static representation of a single moment in time; rather they are more like living entities with a past, present, and future, ever moving and unfolding.
Rich heritage, diverse work.
Gonzales’ early work reflects his heritage, rich in Native American and Hispanic Cultural Traditions, but quickly expanded to include many styles and a multitude of mediums. Using oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencils, pastels, wood, and bronze, Gonzales has created 2 and 3 dimensional pieces ranging from photo-realism to abstract.
David V. Gonzales is a multiple times awarded artists, with a unique style and vision.