Alfonso Gonzalez (b. 1989,Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) is an artist whose work in painting developed from close observation of his father’s skillful trade in commercial sign painting. He draws inspiration in the permanence of hand painted signage and the physical weathering remnants of Los Angeles to narrate his own familial histories of labor and image making.
Through his art practice, Gonzalez synthesizes the bygone era of his childhood where he participated in punk ideology, painted graffiti, and embraced rural ranch culture. By incorporating snippets of his immediate surroundings in his paintings Gonzalez elevates, documents, and reframes the vernacular economies of Southern California.