Isis Rodríguez (American)
Lives and works in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajito, Mexico
Isis Rodríguez uses the cartoon as a conceptual tool to empower and liberate women. She considers herself a contemporary myth maker, blending cartoons and symbolic realism to create new stories about the feminine divine. She says her art exists in a constant state of “nepantla”, between fantasy and reality, revealing at times our perceptions and at other times the truth of our situations.
Rodriguez also says, In animation, hand drawn cartoons are referred to as 'classical.' Though many consider the cartoon lowbrow or pop art, I believe the cartoon to be the modern classical figure. The cartoon is an elegant, minimalistic drawing of the realistic figure, and the realistic figure is just an over-rendered cartoon. I paint my characters in oils and pastels, using techniques of the great European masters to elevate the cartoon to the high art status it deserves.
Iris Rodriquez has exhibited here artworks throughout the United States and Mexico.