(Image: Rodolfo Edwards, impossible Maps 6, 2011, mixed media on canvas, 68 x 58 inch 173 x 145 cm; © Rodolfo Edwards)
Rodolfo Edwards (b. 1981, Santiago, Chile)
The City narratives and its system of inner transformation such as its human component are aesthetically and discursively represented in my work.
In the works a sense of non-territoriality seems to clash with the Maps, places and patterns which preceded the rapid expansion Practices and its advanced and modern traces which begun to take place in the beginning of the 20th Century. Such traces replaced the Nineteenth-Century Model of cities such as Paris, as an example, to make reference of an inescapable model such as Santiago’s Structures, and more so for initiating relations between local and global. Such tradition, the Architecture of the 19th Century, has been suspended in History by Modernism not only in architecture but in the visual arts as well, which is where the work indicates the movement of urban and aesthetic structures through the paintings.
Education: International 4 years program in The Arts Student League of New York, New York, 2010 - Currently. Architect and Urbanism, Pontificie Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2001-2007
Rodolfo Edwards was chosen as a Juried winner in Round #6 of the 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Series.
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