The Abstraction and Realism Portfolio of Beatriz Gomez Anzaldua
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.
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.