ARTISTS

Gockel, Alfred “Alex”

Alfred Gockel Artist Alfred Alexander Gockel (he goes by “Alex” but his given name is Alfred) was born in the coal mining town near Münster, Germany in 1952. Gockel's first work was published when he was only 8 years old. He planned to become an engineer but at the age of 16 Gockel began to work in the German coal mines at 700 meters deep.  When the mining industry experienced a downturn, many of the town's inhabitants were left without jobs. The struggle Gockel felt at this time continues to affect his artwork today. Gockel’s experience in the coal mines is a major reason why he uses self-prepared tar in his own acrylics.“I like to touch the viewer's soul with my vibrant colors,” ...

ARTWORKS

A New Day I

A New Day I 236343 Gockel, Alfred A New Day I 1997 27 1/2'' x 19 5/8'' Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Angel of Love

Angel of Love G02296 Gockel, Alfred Angel of Love 2011 25 7/8'' x 20 7/8'' 9 1/2'' Sculpture in purple and clear crackle acrylic. Inscribed signature and annotation on the base lower right. From the numbered edition of 45 examples.

Apricot Petals

Apricot Petals Gockel Alfred Apricot Petals 1993 15 7/8" x 15 3/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Baile de Media Noche

Baile de Media Noche Gockel Alfred Baile de Media Noche 2011 39 1/4" x 27 5/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Balance I

Balance I 236373 Gockel, Alfred Balance I 1995 27 1/2'' x 19 1/2'' Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Beauty

Beauty Gockel Alfred Beauty 1997 23 5/8" x 23 5/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment center right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Brighting my Day II

Brighting my Day II Gockel Alfred Brighting my Day II 1991 27 1/2" x 39 1/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Chambers of the Heart

Chambers of the Heart Gockel Alfred Chambers of the Heart 1999 31 1/2" x 23 5/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Cheerful

Cheerful Gockel Alfred Cheerful 1995 15 7/8" x 15 3/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

City of the Falls

City of the Falls 236271 Gockel, Alfred City of the Falls 1998 20'' x 11 1/2'' Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

NEWS

Alfred Gockel Named the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival Artist

The Amelia Island Jazz Festival needed to capture the power of jazz, and turned to none other than artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel to do it justice. Gockel was a natural choice to become the official artist for the 14th annual jazz festival. The internationally-renowned artist is known for his expressive and energetic style, and often […]


Scott Jacobs Visits Alex Gockel’s Studio in Germany [Video]

What happens when two Park West Gallery artists collaborate?


Alfred Gockel Named 2011 Official Artist of Top 10 Jazz Festival

Now in its 13th year, the ResortQuest Seabreeze Jazz Festival has named Alfred Gockel as their 2011 Official Artist.


Alfred Gockel: Intention and Discovery

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Park West Gallery Launches New Alex Gockel Website

Park West Gallery continues its 40 year tradition of connecting people with artists and fine art by inviting you to visit our new web site for artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel.


Peer Through the Looking Glass With Lebo Plexiglass Art

Enter a wonderland of vivid colors, wordplay, and animals with David “Lebo” Le Batard’s “Through the Looking Glass” series. Lebo takes his signature Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism style to new heights with his series of unique paintings on plexiglass. The Miami-based artist attributes the inspiration behind the series to fellow Park West Gallery artist Alfred Gockel, […]


6th Annual Big Band Bash Raises $12,000 for Charity

Park West Gallery and the Park West Foundation supported one of America’s greatest art forms during the 6th Annual Big Band Bash gala on February 12 at Amelia Island, Florida. The jazz fundraiser collected $12,000 during its silent and live auctions. Proceeds generated from the auctions and ticket sales will go to the Amelia Island […]


6th Annual Big Band Bash Promises Vibrant Art and Music

What do you get when you cross good food, live music, dancing and Park West Gallery art? One of the best Valentine’s Day dates ever. The 6th Annual Big Band Bash benefit gala is taking place Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. Park West Gallery […]


10 Reasons Art Lovers Collect Art

When it comes to collecting, there are a wide range of factors that motivate the collector. Many collectors seek to accumulate possessions no one else has while other collectors collect to further embrace a hobby they already love. For art collectors, both of these reasons are true, but there are several specific reasons are lovers choose […]


The Olympic artists of Park West Gallery

When art and sport come together, awe-inspiring imagery and experiences are born. There is no better example of this than when world-class artists are chosen to create artwork for the Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, we invite you to discover which artists with Park West Gallery have stepped […]


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