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 II

A New Day II Gockel Alfred A New Day II 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.

Adam (Fork Lift II)

Adam (Fork Lift II) Gockel Alfred Adam (Fork Lift II) 2013 15 1/2" x 8" Etching with aquatint on wove paper. Hand-signed by the artist in pencil lower right. From the European artist's proof edition (80 numbered proofs and 14 special event proofs also exist).

All I See Is You

All I See Is You Gockel Alfred All I See Is You 2004 31 1/2" x 31 1/2" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Angel of Love

Angel of Love Gockel Alfred Angel of Love 2011 26" x 21" Sculpture in purple and clear crackle acrylic. Inscribed signature and annotation on the base lower right. From the artist's proof edition (45 numbered proofs also exist).

Beauty in the Motions

Beauty in the Motions Gockel Alfred Beauty in the Motions 2017 31 1/2" x 31 1/2" Acrylic painting on canvas. Hand-signed in pigment lower right by the artist. A unique work.

Blushing Bouquet

Blushing Bouquet Gockel Alfred Blushing Bouquet 2017 29" x 10" Digital multiple on aluminum through dye sublimation. Hand-signed in pigment lower right by the artist. From the Arabic numbered edition of 450 examples (130 Arabic numbered European artist proofs 130 Arabic numbered artist proofs 130 Arabic numbered hors commerce proofs 130 Arabic numbered printer proofs 3 Arabi...

Bongo Jam

Bongo Jam Gockel Alfred Bongo Jam 2014 10" x 10" Acrylic painting on canvas. Hand-signed in pigment lower right by the artist. A unique work.

Contemporary

Contemporary Gockel Alfred Contemporary 2012 47" x 15 3/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Hand-signed in pigment lower right by the artist. A unique work.

Curved Path

Curved Path Gockel Alfred Curved Path 1996 19 1/2" x 13 3/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Dali Vision

Dali Vision Gockel Alfred Dali Vision 2006 18" x 18" Giclee in color on canvas. Signed in ink. From the numbered edition of 295 (45 European artist's proofs 45 artist's proofs 45 hors commerce 10 printer's proofs and 3 bon a tirer impressions also exist).

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

Like a gifted musician, Alfred Gockel approaches his canvas.


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.


Park West Gallery Artists Support Veterans

As the son and nephew of Vietnam War veterans, artist Michael Godard understands the sacrifices made by those who have served in the military. “I try to support the military in every way that I can because I think that, without them, we wouldn’t be here in this great country and I wouldn’t be able […]


Artists Quotes About Life and Creativity

It is in an artist’s nature to view the world through a particular lens. Throughout history, artists have imparted their outlook on life onto viewers through both their artwork and their words. Here are a collection of quotes from Park West Gallery artists whose notions of art and life inspire deep reflection. PETER MAX “When […]


Park West Supports the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Enjoy the sounds of today’s top jazz performers and the sights of artwork by renowned artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel during the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. The annual jazz festival, held on Amelia Island, Florida, takes place October 8–15 and presents world-class jazz performances of all styles for audiences to enjoy. The festival was co-founded […]


Peter Max U.S. Open Art Featured in New York Times

The New York Times recently chronicled how iconic Pop artist Peter Max not only created art for the 1997 U.S. Open, but also adapted and expanded on his original work for the 2017 tennis tournament. In his official artwork for the 2017 U.S. Open, Max, who Park West Gallery has represented since 1971, reimagined his […]


Park West Gallery’s 2017 Fall Sale Now Online

Summer may be cooling down, but the hottest artworks are now available in Park West Gallery’s 2017 Fall Sale. Whether you’re intrigued by the work of master artists or the newest contemporary techniques, your dream collection begins with Park West. View the hundreds of works available in our online collection. The Fall Sale features artworks by […]


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