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Aubrey Rhodes

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Little Fella, 2012 Acrylic, Charcoal, & Collage on Canvas 26" X 30"
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Beauty Therapy, 2012 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas 36" X 48"
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Bettie, 2012 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 36" X 40"
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Mind, Body & Spirit, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal, & Collage on Canvas (no Computer or Digitally Generated Elements)
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White Lines, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40"
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All the World's a Stage, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas 30" X 40"
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The Smokes Make the Man, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas 26" X 32"
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Margie, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Here We Go Again, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas
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The Finer Things, 2013` Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas
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Buster, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Board
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Trussed, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas
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The Avon Lady, 2014 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas
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Pardon My Body, 2014 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas
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Off to See the Wizard, 2014 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 36 X 24 X 1.5 Inches
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I Must Watch My Step, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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We're Catching Up!, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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If We Keep Going, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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Iconoclasts, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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Hands Up, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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Save Your Ammunition, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 26" X 26"
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Previous, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 24" X 36"
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Login, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Canvas Board 16" X 20"
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Big Lizzy, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 30" X 40"
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Share, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Canvas Board 16" X 20"
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Next, 2011 Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage & Resin on Board 24" X 36"
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Man Exposed, 2010 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Envy Me, 2010 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Gandhi & Gun, 2010 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Freshly Picked, 2009 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 24" X 30"
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Father, Do Not Forsake Us, 2009 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Gamers, 2009 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 20" X 20"
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The Enemy Within, 2009 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 26" X 62"
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Civility, 2009 Acrylic, Charcoal and Collage on Canvas 23" X 29"
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Margie, 2013 Acrylic, Charcoal & Collage on Canvas 40 X 30 Inches 101.6 X 76.2 Centimeters © 2013 Aubrey Rhodes
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Melbourne
Works in
Melbourne, Australia & San Francisco, California
Schools
University of San Francisco, 2005, MFA
Representing galleries
Blender Studios, Melbourne
Tags
iconoclast. icons pop modern, pop-art, street art, arts-education mixed-media, collective, publication, government, gallery pop mixed-media realism, drugs, PRESCRIPTION, pharmaceuticals, addiction, traditional, photography, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual
Statement

I work as a full-time artist and live both in San Francisco, California, and in Melbourne, Australia. My artwork has been offered by Cain Schulte Contemporary Art in Union Square, San Francisco, by Reaves Gallery in Chelsea, New York, by Art Equity, in Sydney, Australia and by Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

My paintings explore the contemporary self and its evolving sense of identity.  I investigate the influences of pop-culture, marketing, and news media on social and individual motivation and behavior, and I question the plausibility of the authentic individual.  Each painting is the result of a labor intensive process comprised of scavenging and collecting newspapers and media materials to use as collage backgrounds that form suggestive narratives for the over-laying figurative images I paint on top.  Once the collage is created, the drawing and painting begins, and finally the piece is sealed in a thick coating of epoxy resin.  In early 2011, my series "Upload," based on Great Britain's Machin Head stamp, was exhibited at the Melbourne Affordable Art Fair and enjoyed a sold-out show.  My latest series, "Comic Relief," is a small series inspired by the TinTin comic and addresses a society's inclination to ignore the underlying social psychological patterns and behavior that threaten to destroy it.

In November of  2014, two year's of work, 20 paintings, will be on exhibit in a solo show at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.