Omar Rodríguez Graham
Vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de México.
Es Lic. en Artes Plásticas por la Drew University, New Jersey (2002), yMaestro en Pintura por la Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia (2005). Ha sido becario del FONCA dentro del programa de Jóvenes Creadores (2006-2007) y beneficiado con el Intercambio Internacional y Residencias Artísticas en el Banff Centre (2010). Ha expuesto en Alemania, Australia, Austria, Canadá, España y los Estados Unidos.
Lives and works in Mexico City. His work has been shown both individually and collectively in México, the United States, Europe and South America.
Rodriguez-Graham’s work is the result of an ongoing exploration of painting’s inherent language; hoping to find the meeting point between the recognizable and the abstract. His work begins with the use of recognizable images as an armature upon which to place marks: traces of the event of painting. Together these marks construct a figure that acts not as a replacement or stand-in of this initial figuration, but as a memory. A amalgamation between the translation of a recollection and the construction of something new.
Within his recent work, Rodriguez-Graham has tackled a group of paintings based on physical constructions; Sculptures that present a purely painterly experience. Which upon being re-presented upon a canvas, suggesting a new reality that presents a coexistence between the recognizable and the abstract.