Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

Mexican (b.1980)

  • Oil on canvas

artist presentation

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ is a self-taught artist whose work is motivated by curiosity and the pull of destiny.

He explores images of the male body, aiming to portray a side of masculinity that is nuanced and emotionally complex. The artist’s paintings dispel images of men that are concerned with traditional tropes of strength and virility. Rodriguez’s cast of male characters explore their feelings, relationships and sexual desires in a way that is intimate and deeply personal.

Based in Mexico City, Carlos Rodriguez is an artist known for his drawings, paintings and ceramics that explore the male body, sexual desire as a creative impulse and issues of gender and identity. Inspired by classical painting, naïve art and pornography, his playful work reveals natural scenes of men engaged in their games and fantasies.