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Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Photography
Born in 1981 October 17th . Santiago. Chile.
Architecture . Pontificie Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. Chile.
2001 - 2007
2001-2007 Architect and Urbanism . Pontificie Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Chile.
Actually, 2010. 2011
Rescidency of Fine Arts , 4 years international program. The Art Student League. New York. USA.
Impossible Maps . Trece Gallery. Santiago. Chile
Panorámica . Modigliani Gallery. Mendoza. Aregntina.
Producción Urbana. Juan Egenau Gallery. Santiago . Chile.
Words on sky. Nu Concept Design Store. Miami .USA.
Vertical Images. Carla Fache Gallery. Miami .USA.
Cities. Vala Gallery. Santiago .Chile.
Paisajes Transitorios. Club Hípico . Santiago .Chile.
Color Society. Boulevart Ciudad Empresarial Gallery. Santiago.Chile.
Réplica. Santiago Nattino Space. Santiago.Chile.
Punk Remake. Casona Brasil. Santiago.Chile.
Dulce Deseo. Sheratton Hotel. Santiago.Chile.
La Leidelmono. Consejo Nacional de la Cultura. Valparaíso.Chile.
El Bosque . Palacio Cousiño. Santiago.Chile.
Códigos . Sheratton Hotel. Santiago.Chile.
Pasajero en Tránsito. Hyatt Hotel. Santiago.Chile.
Pecados Capitales. San Cristobal Tower Hotel. Santiago.Chile.
Art Basel . Most Wanted Exhibition. Miami . USA.
C.h.a.c.o . International Chilean Basel. Santiago.Chile.
Gallery Nights. Canadian Embassy. Ritz Carlton.Santiago Chile.
Gallery Nights. Canadian Embassy. Sheratton San Cristobal. Santiago Chile.
About my artwork
The city, the modern urban space in its permanent process of change, rupture and re-creation, constitutes an object of permanent interest for the artistic eye.
The complexity of the modern cities with its combination of forms, spaces, places, individuals, times and histories becomes challenging for human understanding and a clear stimulus to create new ways of representation which, from a parallel perspective from those coming from the urbanite disciplines, try to explain, to capture the intensity of life and death in the human beehive with its permanent buzzing.
Time and space, the intuition of the human shapes and their constant and temporary actions are gathered in Rodolfo Edwards’ Works: artifacts, modified pictures and paintings all of which constitute an artistic corpus with its own identity and incisive view.
The citizen with its own share of violence and frailty is the obvious antagonist of the rousseaunean man living in state of nature. This contradiction is reflected through the use of shapes, colors, textures and the sophisticated precariousness of his works. The city, its construction is what it is, but simultaneously, much less than that, appearing as frail and mysterious, an unsuccessful intent, an act of order and confusion. Edwards has pictured the citizen and the urban space, as two live entities subject to a generative and degenerative process of birth, development and twilight.
As an artist and architect, Rodolfo Edwards doesn’t want to avoid the complex urban structure and the need of its understanding. Highways, architecture, cultural trends are all elements that create the urban dynamics, constantly interacting, creating relationships that give place to organic, harmonious and unique realities.