"Al Calor Del Cemento"
12 / Apr / 2019
The painting by Francisco Rodriguez is a kind of journey towards intriguing spaces and situations, sometimes dark and sometimes inexplicable; on ordinary and often impenetrable occasions. Taken together, these works are unexpected narratives, like the Japanese haiku, full of insinuations and ambiguous ellipses. But it is not only in its significant projection that Rodriguez seems to establish his relationship with Japan; his flat painting of solid colors, his drawings and simple compositions also make reference to the graphic animations and Japanese drawings and to that tradition that inspired so many post-impressionists.
But his prolific work covers and develops also around complex narratives that approach strategies and resolutions closer to films and conjunctions between literature and imagination. In many cases, his compositions unfold around these confluences, as paintings composed of various paintings, relationships and disjunctions that make up images, stories and spaces that combine to offer us a frieze of his vast imaginary.
It is about slowing down the process of that energetic imagination-which undoubtedly is reinforced in all those references mentioned-and of making our experience of the work more open, and perhaps more enigmatic.