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Eladio Gonzalez

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2329 West Wilson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60625

 
         
   


ELADIO GONZALEZ IN HIS INTENSITY
Armando Alvarez Bravo, on Eladio Gonzalez translated from Spanish into English, by David Collins

In the work of Eladio Gonzalez there is a double valence in the dimensional possibilities which he so masterfully dominates, painting and sculpture. It is what elevates him into that category of creative pioneers who, with their roots in the spiritual and the carnal of the Cuban identity, can bring forth an image that, in the fullness of its values, brings back an absolute of freedom, an absolute in which fight itself conjures a confluence of form and color in the imagination.
In this work - where fascination of the sculptural bronze grows precipitously - there works a particular alchemy. Here the form, with all its eroticism and sensuality, joins with the abstract, the idea, the distillate of the substantive tension of the poetry of this undertaking, as refined as any in the world.
Gonzalez is one of those artists who, in their incessant wanderings through the landscapes of the image, establish in the incarnation of each of their splendid pieces a new territory of unexpected creativity and possibility. His is the supreme capacity to combine dimensions, the magic of form, the infinity within a dazzling kaleidescope, and also the definitive feel of the heartbeat of the creation in its mysterious and evidential certainty. His creation thus comes to us in its suddenness and its eternity. In its surprise and in the anticipation through intuition. In its profound and honest creativity and in its highly stylized workmanship. Again, in its poetry and in its beauty. His intensity is the ultimate from a master in his lineage.


ELADIO GONZALEZ EN SU MAS
Armando Alvarez Bravo

Hay en la obra de Eladio Gonzalez una doble valencia en las posibilidades dimensionales que domina con maestria: la pintura y la escultura. Es la que lo inscribe en esa categoria de creadores que, arraigados en los signos de identidad de la espiritualidad y la carnalidad de lo cubano, saben establecer una imagen que, asumiendo todos sus valores, reivindica un absoluto de libertad. Ese absoluto en que la imaginacion es tanto confluencia de forma dominada como de color en que la luz es un conjuro.
Hay en esta obra - en que el bronce, lo escultorico, es cada vez mas precipitado fascinante - una singular alquimia. Es la que hace confluyan con armonia la forma, en toda la fuerza de su erotismo y sensualidad, y esa abstraccion en que la idea es la destilacion que acentua la carga, la tension sustantiva de la poesia de este quehacer tan refinado como a ras de mundo.
Gonzalez es uno de esos artistas que, en incesante andadura por los territorios de la imagen, establece en la encarnacion de cada una de sus esplendidas piezas, un nuevo territorio de insolita creatividad y posibilidad. Es suya la suprema capacidad combinatoria de las dimensiones, la magia de la forma, lo infinito del caleidoscopio deslumbrante y, tambien, el definitivo sentido del latido de la criatura en su certidumbre de misterio y de envidencia. Asi, su creacion se nos entrega en su subito y en su siempre. En su sorpresa y en el anticipo de la intuicion. En su profunda honestidad creativa y en su depurado oficio. De nuevo, en su poesia y en su belleza. Es el mas de un maestro de estirpe.