ABOUT VICTOR RODRIGUEZVictor is considered to be the leader of the new generation of hyperrealist artists working internationally today. He has exhibited extensively internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Flint Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Museo de Monterrey in Mexico and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey MARCO.
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.