September 10 - October 9, 2021
From the Rockport Center for the Arts:
“The first RCA solo show for Salvador Rodriguez, celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, will be hosted in the Main Gallery. Drawing inspiration from the landscapes of the Texas Big Bend and the desert region of Texas and northern Mexico, Rodriguez conveys the sense of majesty of a panoramic view and tranquility of desert life on canvas. Each painting is a project of months or even years, beginning with a trip and study of the location, and ending in his work after adding compositions in skies, plants and rocks to give balance.
“Before creating even a plant, I like to study them and know them, including their ecosystem, as well as the history and myths of the place I am trying to capture in my works,” Rodriguez said. “So beyond trying to reproduce a photographic copy is a composition and re-creation of the essence of the place.”
Although he earned a degree in computer systems engineering, art has remained his passion. Rodriguez has worked with various mediums and techniques, including oil and watercolor, but uses acrylic on canvas most frequently since it dries quickly and allows him greater mobility. Since arriving in Austin, Texas, in 2015, Rodriguez has painted more than 36 works exhibited in various galleries and events, including both East and West Austin Studio tours.
“Epic and sublime are the best words to describe Rodriguez’s paintings,” said Elena Rodriguez, curator of exhibitions for RCA. “They convey the majesty of the West Texas region in stunning, hyperrealistic detail.””
Reception: September 11, 2021 | 5–7 pm
638 E. Market St.
Rockport, 78382 TX