Daniel Rios Rodriguez

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Daniel Rios Rodriguez (b. 1978, Killeen, Texas, USA) received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005 and an MFA from Yale University in 2007. His paintings are a unique combination of found material and impasto paint executed on an intimate scale. The irregular shapes of the works are the result of Rodriguez making the supports himself from materials such as terracotta and cement, and building up the shape with found wood, rope, nails, and other objects he finds in his environment. Through his practice, Rodriguez intentionally touches on disparate motifs from the history of painting— landscape, still life, memento mori, and collage, for example—to reconfigure and raise questions around how those elements have been historically narrativized in the West.

Rodriguez was a recipient of the 2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally. Select gallery exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2020); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2018); i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (2018); Galeria Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Lulu, Mexico City (2016); Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); James Harris Gallery, Seattle (2015); and Martos Gallery, New York (2013). Select museum exhibitions include the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston (2018); McNay Art Museum, San Antonio (2015); and White Columns, New York (2011). Rodriguez lives and works in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Sunset for People

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Sunset for People, 2022

Oil on terracotta, rope

13 in diameter

D.RR0042

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

the painter (self portrait)

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the painter (self portrait), 2022

Oil on terracotta, rope

13 in diameter

D.RR0041

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Passion for Substances

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Passion for Substances, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0053

14.5" X 21"
36.83cm X 53.34cm

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Fresh Flowers (for Anette)

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Fresh Flowers (for Anette), 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0052

14.25" X 16.5"
36.19cm X 41.91cm

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Two Sons

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Two Sons, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0051

17" X 14.25"
43.18cm X 36.19cm

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Dream Wings

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Dream Wings, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0050

23.15" X 37"
58.8cm X 93.98cm

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Heat Bloom

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Heat Bloom, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0048

30" X 25"
76.2cm X 63.5cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Outside the Joy

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Outside the Joy, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0047

44.5" X 34.5"
113.03cm X 87.63cm

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Sound Sun Pleasure

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Sound Sun Pleasure, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0046

52.5" X 72"
133.35cm X 182.88cm

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Moving the River

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Moving the River, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0045

52.25" X 72.5"
132.71cm X 184.15cm

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Father Time

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Father Time, 2022

Mixed media

D.RR0044

82" X 62"
208.28cm X 157.48cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Ice Pleasure (self portrait)

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Ice Pleasure (self portrait), 2022

Oil on terracotta

13 in diameter

D.RR0043

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2022

Graphite on paper

D.RR0054

14" X 18" X 1.5"
35.56cm X 45.72cm X 3.81cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2022

Graphite on paper

D.RR0055

14" X 18" X 1.5"
35.56cm X 45.72cm X 3.81cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

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Oro

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Oro, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Ojo

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Ojo, 2019

Sand, oil, copper, rope and glass on terracotta

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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The Plaint

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The Plaint, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

Edition of 3, 2 AP

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Hottest Parts

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Hottest Parts, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Helios

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Helios, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Night Heat

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Night Heat, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Mister Sol

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Mister Sol, 2019

Oil on terracotta

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Bruisers

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Bruisers, 2019

Oil on concrete

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Envidio

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Envidio, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Amazonia

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Amazonia, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Pica Pica

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Pica Pica, 2019

Oil on concrete

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

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Blaze

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Blaze, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

Edition of 3, 2 AP

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

La cura

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La cura, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

19.3" X 13" X 2.5"
49.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Deep State

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Deep State, 2019

Oil on wooden panel with rope

17" X 14" X 4"
43.18cm X 35.56cm X 10.16cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Juniper Moon

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Juniper Moon, 2017

Oil, flashe, nails, rope, wood, metal on panel

10.5" X 14"
26.67cm X 35.56cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Parhelion

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Parhelion, 2017

Mixed media on panel

25" X 25"
63.5cm X 63.5cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2017

Graphite on paper, framed

22" X 26.25"
55.88cm X 66.67cm

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Nerodia

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Nerodia, 2017

Oil, acrylic, rope, wire, wood, nails on panel

11.5" X 8"
29.21cm X 20.32cm

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Grappler

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Grappler, 2017

Oil, flashe, wood, rope, nails and found ojects on panel

14" X 9.5"
35.56cm X 24.13cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Lion Feathers

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Lion Feathers, 2017

Oil, flashe, wood, rope and found objects on panel

16" X 16"
40.64cm X 40.64cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Honey Thoughts

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Honey Thoughts, 2017

Oil, flashe, acrylic, rope, wood nails and found objects on panel

21.5" X 21.5"
54.61cm X 54.61cm