J.P. Goncalves

(Rio de Janeiro 1979 -)


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1979, in 2000 Goncalves moved to the states and currently lives in South Florida. He attended school for architecture at Universidade Santa Ursula in Brazil and later took courses in Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He now works at his studio in Deerfield Beach, and his work is collected across the US and internationally, including Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. He exhibits across South Florida and in 2016 he won First Place in the 2-Dimensional category public vote at ArtPrize8, an international art competition in Michigan.
In his interpretations of the works of artists like DiVinci, Micheal Angelo and Bourguereau, the artist exposes that a clear expression of beauty, non-conceptual and free from abstraction is as important as the search for beauty in impressionism, abstraction and conceptual art. Beauty can both be clear or it can be hidden. Denying the pure expression of beauty that needs no explanation or examination is a sad injustice to humanity, in the same way that would be unfair to limit the artist’s freedom to search and conquer beauty in chaos or in conceptual ways. Goncalves investigates the possibilities of beauty from the minimalistic arrangement of seemingly identical wood pieces to a complex well-planned and elaborate arrangement of precisely trimmed wood, reflecting light with perfection to achieve an image that resonates with our soul with undeniable and unanimous standards of beauty.

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