October 2015 / Gathering
Christopher Gonzales seeks to combine classic illustration with a tasteful and progressive urban focus to create synergy through his multi-layered, multi-faceted works. Through Christopher's paintings, the viewer can sense his diversity as a painter, illustrator, graphic artist, and tattoo artist. Inspired by the Bay Area's rich climate of sub-cultures and diverse ethnicities, his art reflects the overlapping influences that define second-generation Americans. Though resistant to categorization, Christopher's artwork ventures into figurative, neo-still life, realism, and tattoo imagery. Christopher's approach calls into question modern art's preoccupation with confining interpretation, perspective, and relativity. He strives to redefine what is considered fine art, by challenging not only the viewer's translation of his work, but their greater perception of identity and culture.