martedì 15 febbraio 2011



Artemio Rodriguez, The Triumph of Death (detail), 2007. Woodcut in nine panels, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of Hui Press

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Artemio Rodriguez (b. 1972, Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico) is an artist whose work is as current as a graffiti wall, yet grounded in traditions that reach back to the Middle Ages. Primarily a print marker, he has departed at times from paper to apply his imagery on cars and even skateboards.

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In form, his work pays tribute to the Mexican master, José Guadalupe Posada. Like Posada’s woodcuts, Rodriguez’s prints are aggressive and provocative.

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Both artists excel at pushing the simple craft of woodcut printing to its limits. These are not artists that use the print as a secondary form of expression, but rather they use the technique as their primary medium.

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After living in Los Angeles for many years, Rodriguez has recently relocated back to Mexico.

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Now residing in Tacámbaro, Michoacán, he is currently the driving force behind El Huerto, Centro de Ecologia y Artes (The Orchard, Center for Ecology and Arts).

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Artemio Rodriguez's Grafico Movil Photo Courtesy of Mary Sherwood

Artemio Rodriguez at Davidson Gallery

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