Artist Portfolios > Edel Rodriguez

DYSTOPIA

In a search for the ideal, friends grow into enemies, rebels become tyrants, and landscapes become the setting for a theater of the unreal. These drawings and paintings are populated by characters playing their respective parts in this dystopian reality.

BIO

Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban American artist who has exhibited internationally with shows in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Spain. Inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia, his bold, figurative works are an examination of identity, cultural displacement, and mortality.

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. He was raised in El Gabriel, a small farm town surrounded by fields of tobacco and sugar cane. In 1980 Rodriguez and his family boarded a boat and left for America during the Mariel boatlift. They settled in Miami where Rodriguez was introduced to and influenced by American pop culture for the first time. Socialist propaganda and western advertising, island culture and contemporary city life, are all aspects of his life that continue to inform his work.

In 1994, Rodriguez graduated with honors in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1998, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Manhattan’s Hunter College graduate program. Throughout his career, Rodriguez has received commissions to create artwork for numerous clients, including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, and many other publications and book publishers. Rodriguez's artwork is in the collections of a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., as well as in numerous private collections

"Hecho a Mano
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
7.5"x 5.5"
$350
"River I"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
15.5"x 12"
$600
"River II"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
15.5"x 12"
$600
"Perla I"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
23"x 16"
$850
"Perla II"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
23"x 16"
$850
"Machete"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
15.5"x 12.5"
$600
"Lies"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
8.5"x 10"
$400
"Hope"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
23"x 15.5"
$850
"Couple"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
23"x 11.5"
$850
'Boy"
Acrylic on Bark Paper
16"x 11.5"
2013
$600
"Couple"
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
8"x 6.5" image size
$700
"Rostro II"
Acrylic on Canvas
18"x 14" image size
$1400
"Captain"
Acrylic on Board
20"x 16"image size
$1400
"Table"
Acrylic on Board
12"x 15.75"
$800
"San Sebastian"
Acrylic on Board
16"x 12"image size
$700
"Crown I" Orange
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$650
"Inferno"
Acrylic on Paper
16.5"x 12.5" image size
$1000
"Home"
Acrylic on Paper
30"x 22" image size
2013
$1400
"Memoria III"
Acrylic on Paper
12"x 9"
$450
"Memoria II"
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$450
"Espiritos III"
Acrylic on Paper
12"x 9"
$600
"Espiritos II"
Acrylic on Paper
12"x 9"
2013
$600
"Crowns" Black and White
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
8"x 6.5" image size
$700
"Scene I"
Acrylic on Paper mounted on wood
24"x 18"
$1200
"Prime Minister"
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
15"x 7"
$500
"Robusto" SOLD
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
9"x 12"
$350
"Reserva Negra"
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
9.5"x 14.5"
$350
"Quince"
Cigar Box, Acrylic on Wood
11.5"x 5.5"
$250
"Landscape"
Acrylic on Paper mounted on wood
16.5"x 12.5" image size
$1200
"Memoria I"
Acrylic on Canvas
40"x 30"
$2500
"Smoke"
Acrylic on Paper mounted on wood
20"x16" image size
$1200
"Marquesa"
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$650
"Victoria II"
Acrylic on Paper
13.5"x 11" image size
$800
"Water"
Acrylic on Paper
15.5"x 21"image size
$1200
"Women II"
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$450
"Queen of Damascus"
Acrylic on Paper mounted on wood
20"x 16"image size
$1200
SOLD "Particle I"
Acrylic on Paper
16.5"x 12" image size
$800
"Stage"
Acrylic on Canvas
40"x 30"
$2500
"Obsession"
Coffee on Paper
7"x 5.5"image size
$350
"Flor" SOLD
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$450
"Head"
Coffee on Paper
7"x 5.5"image size
$350
"Beheading"
Coffee on Paper
7"x 5" image size
$350
"Bride" SOLD
Coffee on Paper
12"x 9.5" image size
$450
"Dystopia II"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 24"
"Espiritos I"
Acrylic on Paper mounted on wood
20"x 16"
$1200
"Personaje II"
Acrylic on Paper
16"x 12"image size
$800
"Personaje III"
Acrylic on Paper
16"x 12"image size
$800
"Weight"
Acrylic on Paper
16.5"x 12" image size
$800
"Dora"
Acrylic on Paper
10"x 8" image size
$650
"Body"
Acrylic on Paper
13.5"X 11.5"
$450
"Tierra"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x 24" image size
$1800
"Perla"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x 24" image size
$1800
"Eva"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x 24" image size
$1800
"Candela"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x 24" image size
$1800
"Victoria"
Acrylic and coffee on paper
20"x 16 image size
$1500
"Dystopia"
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood
18"x 18" image size
$2400
"Traveler"
Acrylic and coffee on paper
30"x 22" image size
$1800
"Women I"
Acrylic and coffee on paper
26"x 22" image size
$1800