Elio Rodriguez, ‘Forrest on the Wall’, 2013, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel

Signature: signed by the Artist on back

2015 "Drapetomania" Cooper Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
2014 "Drapetomania" Diáspora Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
2014 "Drapetomania" The 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2013 "Drapetomania" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana City, Cuba.
2013 "Drapetomania" Art Provincial Center, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Grupo Antillano
The Art of Afro-Cuba
de la Fuente, Alejandro,
Pittsburg University Press
http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=36368

Collection of the Artist

About Elio Rodriguez

Cuban artist Elio Rodriguez explores questions of identity and what it means to have ties to both Caribbean and African culture. The artist works with a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture, prints, and ceramics, and he is well known for his soft sculptures created with stuffed fabrics. Rodriguez explains that he is interested in “the ambivalence of genres” and enjoys creating a “game of illusions” with the spectator. The artist says, “The sensory sense, the sensations that emanate from the forms of my work, are fundamental to them.”

Cuban, b. 1966