Jose Antonio Rodriguez
My paintings are inspired by the ancient philosophies of the world, poems, nature and modern society. By combining ancient motifs and modern universal elements, I integrate the past with the present through unique symbolic creations that represent the peace and harmony of a utopian world. I use elements such as towers, buildings, machines and other objects citing freedom, uniting history and human experience. I am often confronted and challenged by positive and negative elements, their resolutions finally manifesting themselves in the interplay of novel harmonious expressions. In the process of this exploration, I have discovered that persistence and dedication are the basic elements of art. I have also learned that it is essential to be true to oneself.