Mexico City, 1970.
He is a self-taught artist with a degree in art history from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Rodríguez's work is carefully composed and deliberately detailed, evoking American hyperrealism. By unifying the opposite ways in which cameras and the human brain reproduce reality, it creates overwhelmingly vivid and eerily honest work.
His most recent work is inspired by Vanitas' iconography, especially in the Flemish still life paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, where the themes of change, temporality and the inevitability of decadence were intensively explored. Comparatively, Rodríguez's Vanitas are made up of juxtaposing skulls, poker cards, sunglasses, cigarettes, plastic birds, and donuts. In this work he questions his own and others, sometimes paradoxical relationships, between reality and fiction, maturity and decadence, submission and authority.
Rodriguez has exhibited in different exhibitions and museums for the last decades, reaching the rooms of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, The Flint Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey (in which he made a retrospective of his work) and hundreds more samples. He has received various awards around the world, the most notable being first place at the ninth Rufino Tamayo biennial in Mexico City.
He currently lives and work in New York.