Rafael J. Rodriguéz, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of Mayagüez with a concentration in Finance. Then, Rafael obtained a second degree in Fine Art from the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras. Rafael has been creating his unique style of abstract art using painted paper collages since 2004. This prolific artist has been exhibited in New York, Vermont and the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art.
“My most recent works are collages made up of cut-up chips of commercial paint. I have been constructing atmospheric abstract fields of vision that only, after close examination, reveal the geometric structures of component parts. I leave out all type of narrative from my work, as I want it to stand only on its visual impact. The work is comprised of a geometric structure, which evidences the presence of the human gesture. It also uses richness of color used by optical artists, who used geometric modules that originate a double visual reading that determines the effect of a kinetic illusion. The work combines the absolute control of the structure with the visual flow of color. The appearance of the works is that of a rich, vibrating surface, which only upon close examination is similar to a highly pixilated computerized image.” -Rafael J. Rodriguez
Rafael J. Rodriguéz was the cover artist and interviewed along with a large spread of his works in TOROSIETE Magazine, March 2017. He also appeared with new works and updates in TOROSIETE Magazine, September 2017 and TOROSIETE Magazine, February 2018.
Fine Art Originals of Rafael’s works can be found in our Museum Store.