When you look at jeans, you might think of fit, fashion and function … but do you think of art?
Raul Gonzalez, a Houston-based artist, says when it comes to art, he draws inspiration from anything and everything (especially his photographs).
“I don’t limit myself at all,” he says. “Everything inspires me. Everything I take a photo of is something that resonates with me that I want to integrate in my artwork.”
When Lee Jeans announced that we were searching for a work of art that incorporated the brand, Gonzalez took the challenge head-on. He was primarily inspired by the deconstructed jeans trend, and decided to create an abstract representation of Lee Jeans in collage form.
Using a variety of materials—acrylic paints, marker, T-shirts, tissue paper, extra pieces of canvas and even a small scrap of denim—Gonzalez spent about 100 hours over the course of 2-3 months to create “Deconstruction Jeans,” a 72” x 48” painting which is currently hanging prominently in Farrago Restaurant in Houston, TX.
We are so thrilled to share Gonzalez’s piece with you! We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to Raul for his imagination and creativity, and for giving us a behind-the-scenes look at his artistic process.
Artist Reception (Houston, TX)
Join Raul Gonzalez for an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 11th alongside the Montrose Art Society at 318 Gray Street in Houston, TX.
Learn More About the Artist