The Whisper of Fog (El murmullo de la niebla) works by Carlos Rodal
March 6, 2008
through March 29, 2008
The Whisper of Fog (El Murmullo de la Niebla)
March 6, 2008 - March 29, 2008
Artists’ Reception: Thursday March 6, 2008 6-8pm
NY Studio Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Mexican artist Carlos Rodal. Mr. Rodal’s work establishes a connection between the Mesoamerican civilization and Western contemporary art, reflecting a personal language, which follows in the tradition of 20th century Mexican painters such as Rufino Tamayo and Juan Soriano. The artist is located in a postmodern global/local culture, incorporating the expressions of both native and distant cultures, past and present, with a deep connection to the roots of these millenarian societies.
The artist’s personal visions originate from the Southwest’s tropical and desert regions, which influence his references to the plant and animal kingdoms. They are worlds of opposite nature that when encountered are intertwined and complemented, located in spatial atmospheres where the compositions and figures float in space amidst a light fog. The chromatic scheme is characterized by a range of intense and brilliant shades that are reminiscent of color used not only in the cultures of contemporary Mexican pueblos but also in pieces of ceramic, frescoes and codices found in Mesoamerican archeology. Poetic and magical aspects of the work act as a transforming energy for human beings. They convey the fundamental premises of the artist’s aesthetic creed: liberty and honesty both in life and in the process of elaborating the art works.
About Carlos Rodal
Carlos Rodal maintains studios in Brooklyn, NY and in Guadalajara, Mexico. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally since 1986, most recently with a 2005 solo exhibit at the historic Ex Convento Del Carmen in Guadalajara. Mr. Rodal holds a BFA in Architecture from ITESO University in Guadalajara, and cofounded the The Leonard's Codex Art Assemblage in Brooklyn in 1999.