ROCIO RODRIGUEZ


RECENT SOLO EXHIBITS AT:
SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY, ATLANTA- November 13, 2015 - January 9, 2016
KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, NYC - September 10 - October 17, 2015
MARFA CONTEMPORARY, MARFA, TX- July 9 - July 19, 2015

Various questions have led me to where my work is today. Primarily, what is the nature of a specific thing if it can be represented in differing ways, even in opposing ways? Essentially this is an existential question.

This query has led to a pictorial examination of my own process and visual vocabulary by distilling the image to the essentials of mark making. Pedestals, boxes of color, and fragments of paint are stacked or placed within my canvases and drawings as a way of offering up an image that elevates and isolates parts of the whole, thus building via deconstruction. I have always been attracted to the transient, the temporal, and creating a space where things are not necessarily fixed-- a space where visual tension exists.

At the heart of all of my work are Painting’s creative problems and questions--- redefining what those questions can be and in turn expanding the conversation.