With graceful figures placed within seemingly natural but abstracted environments, a range of topics from human nature and art history to race and identity are all explored during this artist’s first solo show at Sirona.
From April 1 through June 1, Sirona Fine Art in Hallandale Beach, Florida, is showcasing an incredible body of work by figurative painter Irvin Rodriguez. Titled “Human Nature,” the solo show is a compelling body of paintings that use large-scale, sweeping brushstrokes, abstraction, and the figure to delve into contemporary and historical concepts.
Via the gallery, “Painterly brushwork and moments of abstraction are utilized to explore these narratives and ideas. The work serves as a vehicle to investigate the figure, art history, race and identity. What makes Irvin Rodriguez so wonderful is his bravado in utilizing loose, sweeping movements in the areas of his painting that surround the central figure. His brushwork has virtuosity and utter majestic flair, yet all to a purpose of the painting as a whole. There is dynamic and joyous movement, whether it is bristling backdrop of brush-worked, painted air space behind and around the subject, or a figure in a natural setting, with broadly suggested foliage which itself seems to be in rippling, active motion, swirling about a gorgeously painted central figure.”
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