Pencil, ink, pastel and acrylic on paper mounted to cradled wood panel
22 x 30 cm (9” x 12)
Rodrigo Luff (Australia) is an Australian artist who was born in El Salvador. Rodrigo creates ethereal figurative works of women and nudes in beautiful dreamlike settings, his works are ornate and lush, replete with elaborate references to the natural world. Luff studied traditional life drawing and painting at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney from 2006 to 2009. Since graduating, Luff honed his practice through four solo exhibitions in the U.S and several group exhibitions. Luff’s palette is vibrant and his sense of light luminous. He explores a feeling of the otherworldly by capturing his subjects in trance-like dream states, suspended in mysterious atmospheres. Using chiaroscuro effects, and traditional figurative techniques, Luff creates a visual world that is realistic, painterly and surreal. Luff is also co-curator of the annual Moleskine Project exhibitions at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, which began in 2011 and features artwork from a variety of international artists.