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15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

Rob Gonsalves, "The Sun Sets Sail" (detail)

Rob Gonsalves, “The Sun Sets Sail” (detail)

The paintings of Rob Gonsalves, the “Master of Illusion,” are inspired by the trickery of M.C. Escher and surrealism of Rene Magritte. Gonsalves says on his Facebook page:

A childhood of daydreaming and drawing has evolved into a career of making paintings that are primarily a celebration of imagination. Along the way I took a detour into the world of Architecture, but after an enthusiastic response to my paintings at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 1990, I began painting full time.

Gonsalves’ work has appeared in three childrens’ books: Imagine a Night, Imagine a Day and Imagine a Place, and he annually sells a Master of Illusion calendar. Prints can be ordered through Huckleberry Fine Art.

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Rob Gonsalves, “Aspiring Acrobats”

Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves, “Big Air”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Carved in Stone”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Chess Master”

Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves, “Dolls’s Dreamhouse”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Here Comes the Flood”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Nocturnal Skating”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Stepping Stones”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Table Top Towers”

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Rob Gonsalves, “The House in Autumn”

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Rob Gonsalves, “The Phenomenon of Floating”

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Rob Gonsalves, “The Sun Sets Sail”

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Rob Gonsalves, “Water Dacners”

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Rob Gonsalves, “When the Lights Were Out”

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Rob Gonsalves, “White Blanket”

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Published on: July 18, 2015

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12 Responses to 15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

  1. Ron Burkhart says:

    I have the book that all of these are in.

  2. Ron Burkhart says:

    I have the book that all of these are in.

  3. Really? That sounds like the coolest story ever. can you tell it again?…..hahaha

  4. Ron Burkhart says:

    Jon-michael Martinez For you slow readears, I have the book, lol.

  5. man says:

    having an sezuire

  6. man says:

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  7. Chess Master just blows my mind man.

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