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"The Magic Realism" by Rob Gonsalves

Updated on August 12, 2012

I love art and I want to share about another beautiful painting from talented person. There are many painting style and I found something new from this artist. If we see his paintings, it’s like in the fairytale where everything is out of our imagination. He had success in presenting wonderful idea based on his imagination through painting. This time I’ll talk about Rob Gonsalves. I don’t know why my fingers guide me to type more about him. His passion in art is very amazing. I can’t lie about this after we see all his work here. If you read my previous hub about art and painting, maybe this hub is a series of my hub about painting.

For the Birds

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The Mosaic Moat

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Still Waters

Up close and personal with Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonzales is an artist from Canada. He was born in 1959, in Canada. He has beautiful style paintings, like: Magical Realism, Seamless Transitions, and Surrealism. He can interpret the imagination in a canvas. Magical Realism itself is an aesthetic style where the magical elements blend with the real world. The painting looks like a story from the place between the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought. In magical realism we find the transformation of time. It’s like timeless fluidity and the unreal happens as part of reality.

Castle on the Cliff

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Table Top Towers

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Gonzales has shown his talent in art since he was childhood. He was very interest with drawing from imagination using various types of media he began to develop his talent. Even at the age of twelve, he created his first painting and other marvelous work like renderings of imagined buildings. But he began his first surrealist paintings after introduced by Dalí and Tanguy as his inspiration. Actually, he worked full time as an architect during post college years. He decided to paint full time after he got amazing response at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, in 1990.

SAILING ISLAND

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LIGHT FLURRIES

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Cathedral Of Commerce

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He is like an illusionist in creating a magical painting though he is often categorized as surrealistic. He always used his sense of magic into realistic painting. So, he worked very accurate in presenting the "Magic Realism". He liked to involve recognizable humanity side like human activities. He always tried to touch human beings in impossible way. But the most interesting from his idea is he tried to be open to possibility. He make everything looks different and beautiful as well.

Pulling Strings

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On the Upswing

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Ladies of the Lake

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Into The Labyrinth

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He always used various media to created beautiful painting, like: Acrylic on Canvas, Giclee on Pap Reproduction, Giclee on Canvas Print with the subject as transitional scenes. The popular pieces of him, like: Light Flurries, Ladies of the Lake, Cathedral of Commerce, Dancing Wind, and Sailing Islands.

Flight Plan

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Written Worlds

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In Search of Sea

Rob Gonsalves has exhibited at Decor Atlanta and Las Vegas, Fine Art Forum, Art Expo (New York and Los Angeles), Hudson River Art Gallery, one-man shows at Discovery Galleries, Ltd, Kaleidoscope Gallery, and Marcus Ashley Gallery (South Lake Tahoe).

Medieval Moonlight

Acrobatic Engineering

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Tree House In Autumn

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Making Waves

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He also created series of books. Wow…personally I give my thumbs up for him. I believe that he has good purpose to introduce “Magic Realism” to the world. The first book featuring sixteen paintings has a title "Imagine a Night". Another book with the title "Imagine a Place" was released in 2008. May I give my “wow” again? If other artist produce many painting each year, but Gonzales usually finishes about four paintings each year. I thought he want to make something perfect.

Time Pieces

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Roots and Wings

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Woods Within

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The last words from me

As the person who adore art and painting. Rob Gonsalves amaze me with his talent. From his work my imaginations fly to the fairyland where I can found something about “miracle”. It almost unreal but he has success to present between imagination and humanity side into the real world. From example is Sailing Island where the tree was the inspiration for screen of the boats. “Light Flurries”, where the tree as the inspiration of the buildings. Another painting is "Ladies of the Lake", where the shadows of the tree was the inspiration for rows of ladies. That’s why I called this out of our imagination.

Community Portrait

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Wilderness Gothic

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The Sun Sets Sail

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, pstraubie48. Thank you so much for coming and I am glad you enjoy the Gonsalves paintings. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      These paintings are A W E S O M E. I am so glad that I saw this hub. I am bookmarking it to come back to so I can enjoy them over and over. Voting up and pinning. +++

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Frogyfish. Thank you so much for coming and share your thought about this topic. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      These pictures are totally unique, almost mystical, and I really had to look at some again, again! Very interesting hub and enjoyable pictures too! Thank you for a great hub!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Sueswan. Thank you very much for stopping by and share your thought about Gonsalves painting. "Ladies on the Lake" is a good choice and beautiful as well. Thank you very much for select your favorite and share your vote. Have a good day!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, iZeko. I am glad you love this hub and you have choose your favorite. I hope you enjoy this information. I agree with you about Gonsalves. Take care!

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Prasetio

      I don't have much knowledge about art and was unfamiliar with Rob Gonsalves.

      I have seen his painting Community Portrait but I can't remember where.

      I love "Ladies of the Lake." It is beautiful and magical.

      Voted up up and away!

      Take care

      Sue

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      What an amazing hub! Gonsalves is definitely a master of perspective and illusion. His paintings remind me of Escher’s. I think my favorite is Light Flurries. Thanks for sharing this, Pras!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Rosemay50. I am glad to know that you love this hub. You have good selections. I hope you always enjoy all my hubs. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      These are all very interesting. I think my favourite is 'Making Waves' I like the 'Ladies of the lake' too

      You are very good at teaching us of these places and artists, always well put together hubs. I always enjoy reading them and love the photos you use.

      Well done and thank you for sharing

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peggy. Thank you very much for your big appreciation to this hub and you are one of the best curator of paintings here. I am glad you enjoy this information. I am proud share this hub with you. Have a good day! Take care..

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      These paintings are truly mesmerizing. It will be fun to come back once in a while and study them further. I love how he blends architecture with nature...ships and clouds, buildings and trees, etc. This hub is a definte up all the way! Thanks for finding information and all the pictures showing Rob Gonsalves paintings.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Nell. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and your attention to Gonsalves painting. You have nice choice. Personally, hard to have a favorite because all of them so beautiful for me. I will always love your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, A.Creative Thinker. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and your big appreciation to this information. I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, pras, Wow! he is one talented man! I love this Art, especially the ones with the ships in, I would definitely like them on my wall, amazing artist, and well done for finding him! rated up! cheers nell

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      A.CreativeThinker 6 years ago

      Oh my, these are simply lovely works of art. Thanks for

      sharing. Take Care :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, carrie. Thank you very much for stopping by and share your compliment to my hubs. I hope you entertained with this information. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Chatkath. Thanks for share your attention to Gonsalves painting. I know it hard to have a favorite, because all of them are beautiful. I am glad you learn something new about painting style. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, my brother (Alastar Packer). Thanks for give your big appreciation to Gonsalves works. I have the same idea with you every time I saw all the pictures above. I always love your vote. I am impressed with this. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, marcoujor. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and leave nice comment. I am so happy share this information to you and you'll bookmark this hub. Your vote really appreciated here. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      WOW pras!! voted up n number of times:)) what art each work seems to be better than the other!! you have an ability to pullout the best topics for making great hubs and each new hub amazes equally :))

      carrie

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Wow, these are stunning! What a find. Hard to have a favorite! You did a great job showcasing his talent - learn something new every day !!

      Great Job Prasetio. Up and interesting!

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      These are some of the coolest paintings I've seen in awhile Pras. Mr. Gonsalves has got a marvelous imagination. Faves are Still Waters, Table Top Powers, Sailing Island, and Woods Within. Thank you for this unique look my brother. Vote way up!

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear prasetio30,

      This was a totally new artist for me and I love what you have exposed me to. The colors, especially those peaceful blues, are indeed as magical as a fairy tale. His work is mesmirizing and, like Martie, I will be bookmarking to study/ appreciate more.

      Fabulous job-- Voted UP & UABI, mar.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Martie. Nice to see you here. Thanks for coming, share your interest about Gonsalves work, bookmarked this hub and gave your vote as well. Have a nice weekend. ~prasetio

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      I agree with you, prasetio. The work of Rob Gonsalves is impressive. Thanks so much for all the beautiful pictures. I've bookmarked this and voted it up to the top. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and share your opinion about Gonsalves painting. I am glad you love his work as something beautiful. Nice to see you again. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      You get up and all across from me. Very well deserved Prasetio. I love his paintings. I never knew of him before now. He is such a talent. I love all his illusions, they are brilliant. I loved the art show. Fantastic work my friend.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, rpalulis. Good to see you again and I know that you still have a passion in publish hub. Thanks for your attention to this hub. I know sometimes we don't have much time to write, but I believe that you will come back. Cheers....

      Blessing and hugs, prasetio

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      rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

      Glad to see that you are still publishing amazing hubs prasetio, I have been away for a while but am slowly working my way back to hubland. Thanks for sharing this amazing work by Rob Gonsalves

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to my hub, Zabbella. Thanks for coming and I am glad to see you here. Actually, I have the same feeling with you to see all the beauties here. I hope you enjoy this hub as well. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My best friend, drbj. Thank you very much for share this wonderful comment and your appreciation to Gonsalves work. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Troyangeluk. Good to see you here. Thanks for stopping by and leave nice comment. I hope you enjoy all information about Rob Gonsalves. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Sunnie Day. I am glad to see you here and I know that you love art as well. Thanks for coming and your comment really appreciated here. Cheers....

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, dahoglund. Thank you very much for your big appreciation to this hub. I love your choice. "On the upswing" is one of the best painting here. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Zabbella 6 years ago from NJ-USA

      Thank you for posting this! Oh my goodness! I was enchanted by the whole experience!

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Rob Gonsalves is an artist who is creative, imaginative and one of a kind. And you, pras, as the chronicler of his talent, so are you. Thank you for this written and photographic treat.

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      Troyangeluk 6 years ago from UK

      I love these pics, amazing work. Thankyou for sharing this work I want a peice.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Hello Prasetio,

      I love art too and art that is unique and different..This is truly one of them. What a talented man this is. I loved looking at all the pictures..Thank you so much for introducing this wonderful artist.

      Sunnie

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      These are all very interesting pictures but I think I like "On the upswing " best. the one of the boy on a swing. there is always somethong new to learn in art.Voted this up, beautiful and interesting.