Rodrigo Cifuentes - "Smartphone" - oil on panel - 25 x 25cm (9.8"x9.8")
Oil on panel
25 x 25 cm (9.8" x 9.8")
Framed: 31 x 31 cm (12.2"x12.2")
The artist Rodrigo Cifuentes was born in Jalisco, Mexico, in 1980, descendants of refugees from the Spanish Civil War of 1930. He grew up in a violent environment that shaped his pictorial character, which develop later at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking La Esmeralda (ENPEG) in Mexico City. Currently resides in Querétaro City, where he developed his work.
Cifuentes is a tenebrist contemporary painter by vocation, through his paintings he analyzes the dichotomy of the Latin American myth and the American dream in his society. The deafening presence of an expressionist scream speaks to that social discontent, approaching such subjects as the unreachability of the American dream, loss of innocence, and mass consumption.