Jorge Luis Rodriguez

Jorge Luis Rodriguez


Jorge Luis Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico but moved to New York City in 1963. He went on to formally study art and receive two degrees in sculpture from the New York School of Visual Arts and New York University.  Throughout the 1960s, Rodriguez primarily created two-dimensional art but soon included sculpture in his wide repertoire of artistic mediums. Both Untitled (1976) and Vespers (1975) are examples of the two-dimensional work created in the early phases of his artistic career. The watercolor art of Vespers (1975) explores free-forming, juxtapositions of color. The circular graphite drawing, Untitled (1976), was inspired by Cabal and Pythagorean mathematical systems. The circular drawings were the subject of his first solo exhibition as a professional artist held at the seminal Just Above Midtown Gallery in New York City in 1976.



Untitled 1 by Jorge Luis Rodriguez


Title: Untitled
Artist: Jorge Luis Rodriguez (b. 1944)               
Date: 1976
Medium: charcoal on paper                            
29 x 29 inches
Accession Number: H77.61.1 









Vespers by Jorge Luis Rodriguez


Title: Vespers
Artist: Jorge Luis Rodriguez (b. 1944)               
Date: 1975
Medium: watercolor on paper                        
42 ½ x 30 5/8 inches
Accession Number: H77.61.2









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