Puerto Rican artist Francisco ‘Andres’ Gonzalez is a self-taught artist, born in the Bronx, New York raised in the suburbs of Long Island. In the early 2000s, Francisco began his artistic journey by teaching himself how to use acrylic paint Mix Media on canvas. The ethos of his art is based on his life: his paintings are an expression of a feeling or feelings he is searching to acquire. Francisco wanted to challenge himself further by obtaining a college degree. Francisco graduated from St. Joseph's University and was the first in his family to earn a college degree. By earning his Degree, Francisco was able to forward his career by becoming a Project Manager for a global company, which is ranked a Fortune 500 Company. It is one of America’s largest companies that designs, manufactures, and selling of automatic identification and data capture products. Its products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, and radio frequency identification device readers (RFID). Francisco continues to live on Long Island where he met his wife Dana and they have two adult children. Currently, Francisco continues to broaden his perspective of life through a form of creative expression and continues to evolve and broaden his knowledge about the arts.
Francisco Andres Gonzalez always has had an eye for detail which he transpired that attention towards the arts.After the passing of his grandfather, Francisco started to paint more often and spent time developing his own style of art; vividly realistic and wildly abstract. Francisco has produced his works only to friends and family. After ten years and encouragement from friends/family, Francisco has entered his work into galleries and expanded towards restaurants. Today, with modern technology and social media, Francisco is bringing his work towards this form of media for others to enjoy and hopefully be inspired themselves.
When I paint, It’s a different world. Everything around me seems to stand still and my mind becomes a carnival of abstract. My paintings are a combination of mixed media works that involve acrylic and applications of other mediums. My paintings are created to be defined by the viewer and to give the chance to explore.