A cast of characters, running from Frida Kahlo to Steve Jobs, populates FONSEK’s paintings, but his works are far more than portraits. Drawing from Postmodern and Pop Art, FONSEK focuses on iconographic people who have left positive examples to humanity. Trained as a graphic artist, FONSEK employs commercial design's clarity to strong effect and then combines it with an adventurous painting style, creating images that have both the direct appeal of poster art and the boundary-breaking freedom of Abstract Expressionism.
Working mostly with acrylics on canvas, the artist brings each of his subjects to life, but he is not held back by the rules of traditional representation while doing so. He uses drips of paint and pieces of text to complement his figures to express each individual’s personality. In addition, bold color combinations and dramatic shifts of texture result in works with a striking and positive physical presence. “My artwork,” he says, “has to define happiness and all of the possible ways to express the way I see life.”
FONSEK has exhibited in Asia, Mexico, Europe, and in the US, both in Miami and NYC. He has also exhibited under the name “Fonseca.”