Outstanding alum wins contest sponsored by New York art guild

Raymond Gomez ‘64, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, received first-place honors from The Art Guild in Manhasset, New York for his painting “Night City.”

Gomez’ acrylic on metal piece was chosen as the best work among 60 entries in the guild’s “Home Away From Home” exhibit, on display at the Manhasset Public Library through March 29, 2012.

Gomez, who earned undergraduate architecture and construction science degrees at Texas A&M, said he’s drawn to express structural forms and movement in his work.

“My paintings express an illusion of motion, energy, speed and perhaps turbulence,” he said on his website, which displays more of his work. “I enjoy distorting the urban context of buildings by painting an imaginary wind, pushing building forms, distorting the sky, bridge structures and generally reflecting an urban chaotic scene.”

Gomez, who retired as president and managing director of Raymond Gomez Associates, was recognized for his master planning of major resort centers, including the Kuwait City Waterfront Entertainment Complex the El Morro Destination Resort in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and the Nanshan Mountain Tourist Development Zone on Hainan Island, China.

He also directed extensive, large scale planning projects in the U.S., Mexico, South America, the Near East and the Balkans.
posted January 9, 2012