"...His paintings often depict dilemmas, dreams, and fears, which are both fascinating and unsettling at the same time. His newest works explore objects and their dynamics underwater. As the origin of all life, it is important for Gonella that life pulsates beneath the surface of water in the form of a brushstroke. He is thus fascinated by water as the symbol of life and juxtaposes time, birth, and death. New beginnings and rebirth are contextual references that share a common theme in his newest paintings"