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Edel Rodríguez

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Edel Rodríguez nació en La Habana, Cuba, en 1971. Se crió en El Gabriel, una pequeña granja rodeada de campos de tabaco y caña de azúcar. En 1980, Rodriguez y su familia abordaron un barco y se fueron a América durante el barco Mariel. Se instalaron en Miami, donde Rodríguez fue introducido e influenciado por la cultura pop estadounidense por primera vez. La propaganda socialista y la publicidad occidental, la cultura isleña y la vida urbana contemporánea, son todos aspectos de su vida que continúan informando su obra.

En 1994, Rodríguez se graduó con honores en pintura del Pratt Institute en Brooklyn, Nueva York. En 1998, recibió una maestría en Bellas Artes en pintura del programa de posgrado de Hunter College de Manhattan. A lo largo de su carrera, Rodríguez ha recibido comisiones para crear obras de arte para numerosos clientes, incluyendo The New York Times, la revista TIME, The New Yorker y muchas otras publicaciones y editoriales. La obra de Rodríguez está en las colecciones de una variedad de instituciones, incluyendo el Smithsonian Institute en Washington D.C., así como en numerosas colecciones privadas.

 

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. He was raised in El Gabriel, a small farm town surrounded by fields of tobacco and sugar cane. In 1980 Rodriguez and his family boarded a boat and left for America during the Mariel boatlift. They settled in Miami where Rodriguez was introduced to and influenced by American pop culture for the first time. Socialist propaganda and western advertising, island culture and contemporary city life, are all aspects of his life that continue to inform his work.

In 1994, Rodriguez graduated with honors in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1998, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Manhattan’s Hunter College graduate program. Throughout his career, Rodriguez has received commissions to create artwork for numerous clients, including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, and many other publications and book publishers. Rodriguez's artwork is in the collections of a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., as well as in numerous private collections.