Blue Orchid 5 (2009), Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 78 in.
Bue Orchid Butterflies (2010), Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 78 in.
New Abstract (2010), Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 78 in.
Crazy Diamond Skull (2008), Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 in.
Rubik Crumpled Model (2010), Acrylic on canvas, 78 x 58 in.
Blue Orchid 8(Picasso) (2009), Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 78 in.
Abstract Tower (2010), Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 80 in.
Crazy Diamond (2008), Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 78 in.
About Victor Rodriguez
Rodriguez’s imagery is immaculate, depicting intricate surface textures such as skin and clothing in a hyper-realistic manner. In the vein of Photorealism, the surface quality is slick and glossy as the pages of a high-end fashion magazine. However, Rodriguez does not identify himself as a Photorealists whose core philosophy was purely objective; to paint as a process of reproducing a photograph with no personal or intimate narrative. And although he sites the forefathers of Photorealism such as Chuck Close and Franz Gertsch as influences, his interest in painting is derived from Renaissance artists such as Vermeer and Velazques, who rendered realism with a personal or historical narrative. Indeed, Rodriguez’s paintings are rich with narrative and deeply personal, exacerbated by imagery that is so real, one can almost feel by seeing (artnet.com).