Recent Works 2


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No Regrets
Oil and enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Privacy
Oil, enamel & collage on linen, 42″ x 34″ / 107 x 86.5 cm.

Without Judgment
Oil and enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Agriculture (dum spiro spero)
Oil on linen, 60″ x 60″ / 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

Comfort / Calins
Oil & enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.
— Collection of Marc Borowski; Düsseldorf, Germany —

Taming The Hunter
Oil & enamel on linen, collaged onto canvas, 38″ x 32″ / 96.5 x 81 cm.

Saint Petersburg, “…if it’s a boy…”
Oil on linen, 32″ x 24″ / 81 x 61 cm.

Fear of Truth
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

Fear of Lies
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

Hostias II
Oil & enamel on linen, 34″ x 30″ / 86.5 x 76 cm.

Confutatis
Oil on linen, 34″ x 30″ / 86.5 x 76 cm.
— Collection of Carmen Tal; NYC, USA —

Courage
Oil on linen, 60″ x 60″ / 152.5 x 152.5 cm.
— Collection of Jana Herzen; NYC, USA —

Fear of Success
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.
— Collection of Jeff Natt; NYC, USA —

Fear of The Neighbor
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.
— Collection of Francesca Sintoni; Milano, Italy —

Fear of The Foreigner
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.
— Collection of Jean-Pierre et Françoise Morel; Grenoble, France —

Fear of The Enemy
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

Sonnet Sans Mots
Oil & enamel on linen, 18″ x 22″ / 46 x 56 cm.
— Collection of Valérie Morel; NYC, USA —

The Dream Stelae / Hatshepsut’s
Oil on linen, 44″ x 22″ / 112 x 56 cm.

The Dream Stelae / Thutmose I’s
Oil on linen, 44″ x 22″ / 112 x 56 cm.
painted in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
— Collection of Alex Leon; Barranquilla, Colombia —

The Dream Stelae / Akhenaten’s
Oil on linen, 44″ x 22″ / 112 x 56 cm.
painted in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
— Collection of Ricky K. Hsu; NYC, USA —

The Dream Stelae / Tutankhamen’s
Oil on linen, 44″ x 22″ / 112 x 56 cm.
painted in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
— Collection of Jana Herzen; NYC, USA —

The Dream Stelae / Rameses III’s
Oil on linen, 44″ x 22″ / 112 x 56 cm.
— Collection of Jana Herzen; NYC, USA —

Orion the Hunter (for Jack K.)
Oil on linen, 60″ x 60″ / 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

Gethsemane, Mt 26:42 (Calices)
Oil on linen, 41-1/4” x 29-1/2” / 105 x 75 cm.
painted in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
— Collection of Alex Leon; Barranquilla, Colombia —

“”People (my family included) still question my determination for leaving realism far behind. During the late eighties, while painting L’Élue, a centenary tribute series to Nijinsky, the god of dance, my “realistic” paint application and gestures, inspired by the movement he was about, just wanted to explode, to push into the unknown, what I personally feel our obligation as artists of all genres is. I love the classics and without them none of what follow would be possible. I had my formation and basic training in and out of school, but comes a moment of realization that one has to travel further. I’ve been traveling ever since, finding my work to be about light, as in Orion The Hunter defending paradise, or in Courage, a work about hope and the eminent light at the end of the tunnel: Dum Spiro Spero.”

—Ritchard Rodriguez