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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”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Carved in Stone”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Chess Master”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Dolls’s Dreamhouse”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Here Comes the Flood”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Nocturnal Skating”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Stepping Stones”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Table Top Towers”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “The House in Autumn”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “The Phenomenon of Floating”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “The Sun Sets Sail”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “Water Dacners”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “When the Lights Were Out”
Rob Gonsalves
Rob Gonsalves, “White Blanket”

18 thoughts on “15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

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  2. His early optical paintings were inspired by the artworks of surrealist artists like Dali, Tanguy, Escher, and Magritte. With so much experience, Robert is now able to create and make paintings with complexity, which will always leave everyone lost each time you look at the drawings.

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