This week we welcome Estefania Velez Rodriguez. Rodriguez was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. As a bilingual individual, she uses the symbolic language of painting as a bridge between many cultures and spaces.
Rodriguez’s work often uses abstracted landscapes as well as non-objective visual spaces that are somewhat open field and bright. Her landscapes meander and distort physical spaces like mazes which are meant to be misleading.
Exploring chemical reactions within painting, Rodriguez utilizes a variety of materials including raw pigments, spray materials, oil mediums and acrylic polymers. Her paintings employ ruptured visual spaces to open the viewer’s perception to fleeting spaces, times and emotional presence.
Rodriguez currently teaches painting at Pratt Institute with a focus on materials and methods.
See more of Rodriguez’s work on her website and Instagram page.