José van GOOL has always been intrigued and impassioned by human nature. The way people move –how they interact, and the way they fit into their own surroundings or into public places. Through her talent José passes on to us the emotions she has captured in her subjects. They can be walking on the beach at sunset, waiting for a train or strutting down the street wearing those long coats … they are walking into our lives… their feelings will be forever impressed on and expressed in our memories!
José van Gool’s paintings pry into the relationship between color and movement. They follow, one to the next, a certain pattern. A solitary dancer, a pair of dancers, or a group of three or four are always the presumed focus of the composition. Van Gool’s mastery of color drives these emotional works, as the dancers she creates in effect lose themselves, consumed by the hot, dry matter of the world, like fallen, brittle leaves about to burst into flame.