The Mexican artist Victor Rodriguez combines hyperrealism and surrealism in beautiful portraits.
The Mexican born artist Victor Rodriguez represent a new generation of hyperrealistic painters. His photo-like portraits shy away from the simplistic categorization that is common in hyperrealism.
Rodriguez explores the possibilities of combining the hyperrealistic technique with surrealism, abstraction and even cinematic elements. This reinterpretation of the extremely realistic aesthetics presents a new line of pictorial expression.
Rodriquez often alternates between images of still-life objects and human portraits. In both cases, the realistic imagery is combined with surreal and almost dream-like contexts. Each one of the pieces is constructed around a very personal narrative of an almost cinematic nature.
The extreme detail of the portraits offers a peculiar contrast to the surreal situations reflected. However, Rodriguez's mastery consists in finding a rare equilibrium that forces the viewer to see beyond the technique to find the hidden symbolism.
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