"Play Off" by Almudena Rodriguez

2019
$8,800 USD
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Dimensions
W: 67.0" D: 1.25" H: 55.0"
Materials
Acrylic on Canvas
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Collection #
CAR052
Estimated Shipping
$1,000

Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, artist Almudena Rodriguez rearranges disparate signs in an attempt to map out a single vision determined not by original context but through aesthetic thought. In a series entitled "Pygmalion Effect," she explores the popular psychological idea that greater expectations lead to better performance, questioning how an artist can influence the viewer’s perception.

This mixed media on fabric work entitled "Play Off" layers pop culture images and messages ranging from comic book illustrations to coquettish pin ups to vibrant army fatigue patterns. The collision of cultural signifiers soothes and overwhelms, and generates a fluctuating landscape that demands the viewer to trust their own instincts.

Acrylic on hand-stitched fabrics. Stretched.

This artwork is available online only. Shipping lead time is 3-4 weeks.

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Almudena Rodriguez

b. 1969, Madrid, Spain

The colorful, large-scale paintings of Spanish artist Almudena Rodriguez offer a dream-like vision of modern pop culture. Extracting banal images from everyday media – characters from comics, mythic heros of the past, idols of today – she recontextualizes shared cultural signifiers to highlight the absurdity of a world in which self-perception is determined by mass media.

Her work has been shown throughout Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Algiers, Mexico, USA and in contemporary art fairs ARCO and Art Miami. She currently resides and works in Madrid, Spain.

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