Diego Manuel Rodriguez|
The pictoral creation of Diego Manuel is divided into thematic series: "Ciudades" (Cities), "Naturalezas Muertas" (Still Lifes) "Automoviles" (Cars) and "Animales y Plantas" (Animals and Plants) among others. He basically uses acrylic, although a significant part of his work is rendered in gouache.
He doesn't look for direct chromatic contrast, but uses a certain harmony in which can be found a variety of tones, giving life to the vital essence they represent, in the sense of an enjoyment of their consistency without excessive abuse of the concept. In effect, he recreates them while representing them. The result is an expressive body of work, symbolic, ironic, representing a certain multiplicity of proposals that bear specific themes, from still life, to the one dedicated to car emblems like Cadillac, to others where irony predominates, as in the case of "Retratos" (Portraits).
His allegorical and symbolic capacity is expressed in "Ciudades" where he personalizes the distinct urban zones in which the witnesses to the march of time realize their lives: the places where they are born sell out and die. This series has a certain comic ascendancy, although at the same time, influences of the new representation are found along with a clear dedication to fantasy, in which everything seems to fit. Overall, his definition of the image has more to do with his own concept and his life's experience with respect to a chosen city that defines its own characteristics.
In "Automoviles", he is interested in glamour, within a pop attitude, seeking the emblematic, such as is found in the specific nomenclature that makes up the forms of the cars. That is, the automobile as tool that drives us to beauty in a world where reality has its base in modernity. Without a fixed cult devoted to the car, there is no coherent life. In that vein, in "Animales y Plantas" his personages have a postmodern mood, expressive and symbolic, that links as much to the cities as to the cars. He tries to come up with an aesthetic that is completely based in the contemporary, subject to glamour and the potential of the image, such as it is.
In "Retratos", he configures a universe full of individuals in which each one has its own personality and a capacity to laugh at oneself.
Joan Lluis Montane
My paintings are born since
it deeper of my thoughts, my
imagination continuously it
nourish, with things that see,
experiences, works of old
teachers, colleagues painters
works. All it is mixed in a
blender of thoughts and ideas
and are born the paintings.
Exhibition "Mercado del Arte". Provincial fair of Painting.Stand "El Comendador", Benicarlo, Spain .
Exhibition " Casa d'artista", Collective, Museo Gilardi, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy
Exhibition Collective, Primo Piano Gallery, Rome, Italy
Exhibition "women". Espacio Del Juglar , La Plata , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition "women"., Santacolomba Bar, Capital Federal, Argentina.
Exhibition of paintings , Batik Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Exhibition "Arte & Tango".(December), Centro Cultural de los Artistas, La Boca, Capital Federal, Argentina.
Exhibition "Grupo Eclectico"., Tecnica Mixta , La Plata , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Solo Exhibition (November - December ), Natale Cofee, Santa Ana, California, USA
Exhibition collective "Figurations and Abastracciones", Space of Art, City Bell, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition of paintings in the Room of Art Old City, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition of paintings in the Gallery of Art Benarab of Castellon, Spain
Solo Exhibition of paintings in Centro d'Arte Mas Pi , Verges, Girona, Spain.
Exhibition of paintings in the Sala Barna , Batik Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Interamerican collective exhibition 3 America"!, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA.
Interamerican collective exhibition 3 America"!, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
Exhibition of paintings in the exhibition " Digitalism " New The Art, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA.
Exhibition " Panorama ", art Gallery El Comendador, Vinaros, Spain.
Collective exhibition The Visions of 2000 Art Showcase, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,USA.
Exhibition collective, in the Mercantile and Cultural Circle of Vinaros, Spain.
Exhibition Autumn 2000", El Comendador Gallery, Vinaros, Spain.
Collective exhibition " laplata.YA ", Space of Art Hook, La Plata, Buenos Aires , Argentina.
Collective exhibition 3 D 3", Pasage Rodrigo, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
International exhibition of Art Mail, Centro Cultural Pasaje Dardo Rocha, La Plata, Argentina.
1999 Exhibition of paintings in the Salon del Centro Naval, La Plata, Argentina.
Exhibition of paintings in Espacio Creativo de Grafikar, La PLata , Argentina.
1997 Exhibition of paintings in Galeria Espacio de arte, La Plata, Argentina. Exhibition of paintings in the Salon Trirenal Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996 Museum of Art Fra Angelico, La Plata, Argentina. It works exposed in the Living room EDELAP of Painting 1996, La Plata, Argentina. It works exposed in the Living room Florencio Peres of Painting 1996, La Plata, Argentina. Culmination of Graduate's career in plastic arts of the National University of La Plata, Argentina.
1995 Individual exhibition in the Foundation Center of Visual Arts, La Plata, Argentina.
1994 Exhibition grupal in the Association Stimulus of fine arts, Federal Capital, Argentina.
1993 Individual exhibition in the Foundation Center of Visual Arts, La Plata, Argentina.
1989 Enters to the career of Licentiate in plastic arts of The University of La Plata, Argentina.
1988 It works exposed in the Living room Triennial Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. It works exposed in the Living room Municipal Museum of La Plata, Argentina.
1969 Diego Manuel Rodriguez is born on 23 December of 1969 in the city of La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
His works are also in private collections in Argentina, Brazil, Canada , France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway , Spain, Sweden, UK, and USA.