Omar Rodriguez-Graham in Whitehot Magazine
Omar Rodriguez-Graham (Mexico City, 1978) is a powerhouse of an artist. He lives between both the analog and digital worlds, as an artist who represents the future of Mexico City’s vibrant art scene. Omar’s work reflects the present while simultaneously honoring the past. Rodriguez-Graham pulls iconic images from art history and distorts them to create new contemporary works through his own means of digital abstraction. His paintings reveal colors and figures that have not been present within the works previously. Through this process, he gives the art new life and meaning.
Omar’s work has been exhibited extensively through public and private collections in Europe, North America, and South America. Omar Rodríguez-Graham lives and works in Mexico City and is now being represented by the internationally acclaimed Marc Straus Gallery in New York City. I had the pleasure of catching up before his upcoming solo show at the Marc Straus Gallery on February 23rd.