Austin's new DORF project space presents artist Raul Gonzales performing Self Portrait on the DORF driveway.
In this performance, multi-dimensional artist Raul Gonzalez alternates between Children’s-Book-Storyteller and Dancer. He reads his daughters’ favorite books and busts out dance moves across the DORF driveway atop one of his iconic abstract duct-tape installations.
Gonzalez is best known for his energetic and versatile approaches to painting, drawing, performance and dance. His abstract paintings and socially-charged drawings have been exhibited locally and nationally. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Texas in San Antonio. His artwork is part of public and private collections such as the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Capital One Financial Services in Plano,TX, and Artes de la Rosa in Fort Worth,TX. Originally from Houston, Raul and his wife have called San Antonio home since 2012. Raul spends his days as the primary caretaker to his two young daughters.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
DORF is an alternative and experimental project space located in the South Austin studio of artists Sara Vanderbeek and Eric Manche.