Christopher Rodrigues

Member Since September 2, 2011

Christopher Rodrigues uses the computer and Photoshop as his sole mediums to create images that are the basis for three ongoing series of works – Planets, Islands, and Still Lifes.

Employing techniques that resemble collage and painting by "borrowing" pixels of color from images found on the Internet using search engines, he removes the camera from the artistic process. Christopher's “photographs” honor Nature while celebrating Technology, an important concern for him in an age when humans are struggling to find a balance with the planet that sustains them.

Rodrigues approaches his work as a “regenerative” project in that it will change in a manner similar to how the Earth is diversifying in the face of global warming and other cataclysmic events. Through his art, he has found a way to showcase Nature's all-encompassing beauty while at the same time expressing genuine concern for its preservation and safety.

Rodrigues studied art at the University of Toronto from 1994 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2001, as well as at Ontario College of Art & Design from 1995 to 1996. 2011 saw his first solo exhibition in New York at RARE Gallery, exhibiting twice at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and at the Vivarium Gallery, a window-front gallery he co-founded in Vancouver. In 2010, Rodrigues showed at Port Moodie Arts Centre in Vancouver, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey, and The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, TN.