Raymundo Gonzalez Bio
- 4 November 2011 by admin 0 Comments
Raymundo Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on February 4, 1951. As a child he was exposed to the rich supply of architectural, cultural, and artistic displays that were part of his hometown. Borrowing from the influences of Guadalajara, it’s no surprise that Gonzalez pursued a life and career in the arts.
Soon after receiving a degree in Art at the Academy of Art in Veracruz, Raymundo graduated from the Autonomous University of Morelos’ School of Architecture. He began practicing architecture but continued painting and drawing on the side. When a gallery owner inquired about one of his paintings, he made the transition from architect to full-time artist.
Gonzalez currently lives and works in Cuernavaca, the “City of Eternal Springtime.” This city serves as his blank canvas from which he paints and draws what he sees: a mix of Spanish and Indian cultures, fiestas, traditions, myths, and colors. His art captures these cultural images beautifully, giving the viewer a taste of both reality and fantasy. Gonzalez depicts the real side of Mexican culture with energy and life, yet manages to keep from stifling the viewer’s own imagination.
Gonzalez has participated in a number of exhibits in Mexico and the United States. He has a permanent collection in Puerto Vallarta.
Mr. Gonzalez’s Southwest United States representative is Chica Younger of Que Te Late. Contact her for more information.