The artist, Marcelino Rodriguez, says his basic creative ideas begin with a simple starting point. The application of square, circle, and triangle are his geological references. Mr. Rodriguez’ experiences at the many interesting islands in his native Philippines, brought together with the western experiences forms a unique blend of emotions. They became the artist’s inspiration, evident in his works, colors, and expressions.
“Impressions Landscape” – a mixture of ideas, textures and composition are the result of Mr. Rodriguez’ desire for spiritual creativity. Collages and incorporation of copper foils are his duplications of lights and shadows, while lines, drawings, and hard edges are the rendition of the total creation. These variations are essential layers of patterns. In the end, the artist views each piece as a quick and simple exercise that wins momentary pleasure for its creative experience.
Marcelino Rodriguez has joined several exhibitions and competitions over the years. His first solo exhibit was at the prestigious Luz Gallery in Manila, Philippines.
He then migrated to the United States in 1970. He won a scholarship grant at the Pratt Institute and further honed his studies in printmaking. He won the grand prize award at the Pratt Institute graphic arts competition where he completed this scholarship in 1974. His works are included in the Pratt Graphic Print Portfolio.
In 1977, Mr. Rodriguez opened his own printmaking workshop in SoHo called “Art Space 22.” He envisioned his workshop to be a place where artist and friends could share their ideas and work together.
Marcelino Rodriguez currently resides in Bergenfield, NJ where he continues to work on his craft.
1999: Kathleen Warner Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Gallery Artist Exhibit)
1998: 93 South Art Gallery, South Broadway, Nyack, NY (One Man Show)
1997: Slaymaker Fine Arts, Chicago, Il. (Gallery Group Exhibit)
1996: Ray Stick Fine Arts, Minnetonka, MN (In-House Gallery Exhibit)
The Rodriguez Heritage Gallery, Manila, Philippines (Three Man Show)
1993: Mark Briskin Gallery, SoHo, NYC
1989: The Art Calendar, Philippine Center, NYC
1985: Salute to Asia Harbour Festival, Battery Park, NYC
1984: Exploding Paper” Frame Makers Gallery, High Point, North Carolina,
“Open Workshop Exhibition”, Long Island City, Queens, NY
1982: “Ambiance of the Trophies”, Helle Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
1980: “The Art of Fine Prints – a view of 25 years”, Museum of the Philippine Art, Manila, Philippines
“Vision of Dance” Maria Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines