Tino Rodriguez: Masks Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Immersed from youth in the Mexican oral storytelling tradition, and first exposed to art through the images of saints and angels in Catholic churches, Tino Rodriguez paints works of exuberant passion. Androgyny, complex beauty, the mythical, and the magical enmesh themselves in what are often described as postmodern fairy tales. His surrealist images embrace dualities and expound on the complexities of sexuality, spirituality, and human transformation in the cycle of life.
Rodriguez’s self-referential paintings often intend to challenge established gender roles. He incorporates objects significant to his personal and cultural history, such as veils—a nod to his sister’s first communion veil. In these luscious images, femininity is reclaimed as a trait that can belong to all, and nature, beauty, and fantasy take full form.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Forest Lullaby, 2008