Selected Paintings 2010 - 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'.