In her works, Josefina Gonzalez uses animals as metaphors. As she states,
"I think I use animals to depict layers and stages of our own human existence. We are also made of flesh, hair, lines and colour." With mostly traditional materials—coloured pencils, ink pens, markers, regular pencils and acrylic paint—she makes works full of arbitrary colours.
“I usually use very saturated colours and distort the colour when working from a model. I relate colour to texture a lot and try to experiment with layers of material. Also I tend to exaggerate colors that are not so dominant on a thing but are contained in it anyway. All red objects have green and all green objects have red in them.”
Currently, she is working on murals. Spring is just about to begin in Chile and she wants to hit the streets. For more on Gonzalez’s work, click here.