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Ricardo Rodriguez Casa Estudio Granados

RICARDO RODRIGUEZ

“It gives me a feeling of harmony; the taste is classic. I’ve always been more interested in
classic aesthetics. Not only in painting but also in sculpture, architecture, and car design.
So, I find combining it and the modern world really interesting.

Ricardo Rodriguez Cosme was born and raised in Valencia (Spain) where he completed
his education in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage studies at the Valencia
Polytechnic University followed by Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. Rodriguez received
an opportunity to then work at the first center of modern art created in Spain - Instituto
Valenciano de Arte Moderno. Another job opportunity came across from Christie’s Madrid
which gave him an opportunity to understand the secondary market and gave him ideas
and inspiration to create his first collection of paintings.
The milestone came in 2017 with the first solo exhibition in Milan curated by Riccardo
Pozzoli which brought Rodriguez first success and a taste of what was to come. Ricardo
quickly decided to open his first art studio in Valencia and solely focus on creating art.
Ricardo said ”My first big experience was that year

(April 2017) with an exhibition I made
in Milan at Italian celebrity Riccardo Pozzoli. This gave me a huge impulse to decide to
open my studio and trust my work.”
Rodriguez has taken part in many exhibitions around Spain and internationally since 2017.
Over the years he has created varieties of series which come from a wide range of his
interests. The most recent series is inspired by masterpieces such as Gruppo del
Laocoonte or Madonass.
The pieces are painted traditionally in oil on canvas. the artist’s goal is to create visual,
cultural, and historical hybrids. Some of the pieces are painted with backgrounds that
viewers might find familiar with today’s products and brands. The unique combination
gives viewers a chance to make a connection between the old myths and symbols with the
new, modern visual culture.
Through juxtaposing the art-historical significance of famous paintings and sculptures with
the global popularity of advertising, Rodriguez attempts to fuse the Western artistic
tradition with contemporary visual culture and elevate the truth, beauty, and wisdom that
he sees in both.
His endless love for black and white painting on canvas allows him to explore the
sentimental feelings within himself towards this practice which he thinks will give the works
more power and help him to achieve a timeless style.


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