PAINTINGS > Selected Paintings 2010 - 2005

My Double Life
oil on canvas
72" x 104"
2010
painting
oil on canvas
90" x 141"
2009
Hot Wind
oil on canvas
63" x 82"
2009
oil painting
oil on canvas
72" x 63.5"
2009
painting
oil on canvas
72" x 109"
2009
paintings
oil on canvas
84" x 73"
2009
painting
oil on canvas
72" x 115"
2009
Desire
oil on canvas
63 x 84
2009
painting
oil on canvas
70" x 120"
2007
painting
oil on canvas
72" x 120"
2007
World Upon Worlds
oil on canvas
2007
oil painting, mocaga,
72" x 108"
2007
Terminus-Atlanta
oil on canvas
72" x 116"
2007
painting
acrylic and oil on canvas
72" x 84"
2007
painting
oil on canvas
77" x 88"
2007
painting
oil on canvas
84" x 122"
2007
oil painting
oil on canvas
60" x 67.75"
2006
Rules of Engagement
oil on canvas
72" x 94"
2005
Coup de Main
oil on canvas
72" x 104"
2005
Armistice
oil on canvas
84" x 96"
2005
acrylic and oil painting
acrylic and oil on canvas
2005
painting
oil on canvas
66" x 103.75"
2005
Parallel Worlds I
oil on canvas
60" X 80"
2005

During 2005- 2010 Rocio Rodriguez’s paintings included a range of references from cellular structures, the cosmos, world maps. These various sources suggested relationships between disparate systems such as the social, the physical, and the political. The work began with exploratory small drawings on paper which she then photographed and inputted into the computer. New digital drawings were then done by collaging and manipulating sections of differing drawings to arrive at a new composition. This digital approach brought elements into the work that opposed her hand (the gestural). These drawings then became the DNA material for the paintings, and were used as preparatory sketches for the ideas expressed in the larger canvases.
Additional commentary on the paintings and the process that brought them to fruition can be found on the in the black square icon 'Rocio and Lilly Wei in Conversation'.