Junar Rodriguez USA, b. 1992
Junar Rodriguez is a self-taught, Mexican-American artist whose paintings express what he describes as “multi-perspective approach to the configuration of the world.” Informed by his studies in music and architecture, his compositions occupy a dynamic space at the intersection of structure and chaos, where human forms and figures explode and reconstitute amidst a swirling cosmos of color fields, gestural lines, and impasto paint marks. Within each composition, Rodriguez’s figures and forms appear to be in a state of flux, or of becoming. Rodriguez lives and works in Chicago.
SKIN + MASKS |||, Curated by Vic Mensa & Chanelle LacyTuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM AT Magnificent Mile Association, 535 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 18 Jul 2022 - 15 Apr 2023Kavi Gupta announces the third iteration of SKIN + MASKS, a group exhibition aimed at decolonizing Black art beyond the politics of visibility. Co-curated by gallery director Chanelle Lacy and rapper, activist, and philanthropist Vic Mensa, the exhibition brings together works by an inter-generational group of Chicago-based contemporary artists, and...Read more