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Artist Rob Gonsalves Creates Magnificent Optical Illusion Narratives

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It is possible that you’ve seen Robert Gonsalves’ paintings before. His work is a terrific combination of two completely different narratives brought together in what turns out to be a great ‘mashup’. Like with most paintings, Robert’s work is not just about the execution and the result, but first and most importantly, about the conception and the vision of the project. He is a dreamer, who never stops imagining how the perfect world would look like if we didn’t have all these rules keeping us from making our dreams real.

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Rob Gonsalves is a Canadian artist, who creates magical realist and surrealist paintings.

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He uses acryllic on canvas, Giclee on Canvas Print and Giclee on Pap Reproduction in order to create transitional scenes.

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His painting style is heavily inspired by Salvador Dali and Magritte, but his own distinctive passion in also noticeable.

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His paintings might not be the ‘high art’ that most art lovers search for, but they sure are satisfying to look at.

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Rob injects a sense of magic into realistic scenes. As a result, the term “Magical Realism” describes his work pretty accurately. 

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Imagine a Night was his first book published by Simon & Schuster, which was followed by great success.

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Even though his work is often described surrealistic, it differs because his images are deliberately turned into a dream.

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Unfortunately, the painter died in June 2017 at the age 58. You can see more of his work by visiting his Facebook page.

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Dreams do come true when we try to bring them to life. Art is the most appropriate medium to try and bring every dream to life, since it has no rules and no boundaries. Unlike life, art is an unlimited, uncontrollable and unconventional path to bring whatever is in your mind on a piece of paper or on a canvas.

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