Victor Rodriguez (1970) is a Mexico City-born artist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.He is a self-taught artist with a degree in art history from Universidad Iberoamericana in MexicoCity. Rodriguez’ work is carefully composed and deliberately detailed, reminiscent of American hyperrealism.Unifying the opposing ways in which cameras and thehuman brain render reality, he creates overwhelmingly vivid and hauntingly honestwork.
His most recent body of work is inspired by the iconography of Vanitas- particularly, by the Flemish still life paintings of the 16th and 17th century where the themes of change, temporality, and the inevitability of decay were intensively explored. Comparably, Rodriguez’ Vanitas are composed through the juxtaposition of skulls, pokercards, sunglasses,cigarettes, plastic birds and doughnuts. In this body of work he questions his own and other,sometimes paradoxical relationships between reality and fiction, maturity and decay, and submission and authority.