The Abstraction and Realism Portfolio of Beatriz Gomez Anzaldua
PHASES AND CYCLES, acrylic on canvas
Beatriz Gomez Anzaldua works in paint and mixed media, with a portfolio of work that leans equally into both abstraction and realism. Beatriz was born in Brownsville, Texas, along the Texas/Mexico border and now lives and works in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Uncle of no regrets, oil on canvas
It’s interesting to see the way that Beatriz shifts between abstraction and figurative painting throughout her artistic portfolio. There’s a marked stylistic difference between the artist’s works in the two disciplines -- her abstract works are wildly colourful, with overlapping and intersecting planes of colour and a sense of movement that in some works is almost aggressive.
Beatriz’ figurative works, like those in her portrait series, are softly blended and highly detailed. The artist maintains a consistency of style in terms of her colour palette, with some of her figures shaded in hues straight out of the artist’s abstract galleries.