JCO Art Haus Blog

The Inspiration Behind "My Cutout World" as Told by José Goncqalves

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José Gonçalves is a native of Londrina, Brazil, which is a city located in the north of the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of the country.  He had expressed interest in art as a child, but had an underlying passion for architecture.  When the time came, he studied Architecture and Urbanism at the State University of Londrina, Brazil. Throughout this process, his love for art remained strong, and ultimately, José transitioned out of architecture, moving primarily into the art world. He has now had over 23 years of experience as a contemporary artist and continues to make an impact on the world through the beautiful and thought-provoking pieces that he creates. 

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Inside the Artist's Studio: An Interview with Tobias Tovera

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Tobias Tovera is a Northern California native artist featured in the Happy Show at JCO'S Place. Tobias is interested in discovering transmuted spaces, places where energy shifts, changes, or renews itself.  He explores dichotomies such as mature and artifice, chaos and order, and spirituality and technology in his pieces. His work merges these distinctions by creating paradoxical conjunctions of opposites, and in doing so, questions the nature of intuitive and process based strategies. Tobias stages performances of his work, setting layer upon layer of pigment or chemical solution, and lets the formal shape and material application be determined by the movement of the medium and its successive layers. 

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