NEW WORK: "Assembling The Pieces: Memory & Hybrid Identity" @MACLA February 4, 2013
Words by Graffuturism: Samuel Rodriguez recently exhibited new work in a 2 person installation titled “Assembling the Pieces: Memory & Hybrid Identity” at MACLA in San Jose. This new body of work was an extension of his hybrid identity portraits that deconstruct and bring into question the idea of identity. He has taken the work into a new level of deconstruction and added layers of dimensions. By creating an installation of one of his portraits with a hanging grid system Samuel Rodriguez pushed his portraits into new territory. The scale and detail of the new pieces bring an added edge to the work. This move into intricate systems of installation and assemblage show the artists talent not only as a painter but also as a conceptual contemporary. Very strong work.
NEW WALLS February 4, 2013
After finishing my recent install at MACLA gallery I was itching to get loose, and what better way to do so than painting a couple walls. I've been doing some "hybrid" portraiture on canvas and paper, but decided it was time to try them out with some aerosol on a larger scale. It was challenging but very fun. Enjoy!
NEW WORK: Contribution to the West Coast Graffuturism Show December 9, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Graffuturism's group show at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles. It was an honor to exhibit along side many great artists who I admire. Thanks again Graffuturism and Poesia. Peep out Graffuturism.com to learn more.