SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ

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カリフォルニア州、サンホゼ出身のアーティスト。今まで様々な個展、グループ展、美術館内での展示、企業向けのアートワークなど幅広く活動している。元々興味があったストリートアートから影響され、美大での専攻後、独自のスタイルとなる、肖像とタイポグラフィーを混合したものを確立。描く肖像を元に歴史や文化を取り入れ、タイポグラフィーも文化をリサーチし、肖像の上に地図のように落とし込んでいく。肖像や文化の歴史を知識にすることで、独自の世界観が広がり、人を惹きつける。

Samuel Rodriguez is a San José, California based artist whose work has shown in public art spaces, museums, companies, galleries, internet, and editorial publications. Rodriguez was self-taught for a number of years through graffiti until he later pursued a Bachelor in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts.  He has since blended what he absorbed from both opportunities to create his current aesthetic.  Rodriguez is known for two kinds of portrait styles that he calls, “Topographical Portraiture” and “Type Faces”.  Topographical Portraits, are made by stylizing a portrait with topographical lines and shapes in a similar manner to those found through images on geographic maps. Type Faces, incorporate typography and portraiture. Rodriguez developed these techniques in order to explore his interest in social, historic, and cultural hybridity.

http://samrodriguezart.com/