The aim of the work is to explore the various definitions and conceptions of the ”internal”, not only as related to the human body but also it’s relationship to the mind. The work exists within the play of interpreting the “internal” as the inside of the body represented by the essence of human organs and a more metaphysical idea of the internal as related to the mind. It defines and constructs a place for meditation, creativity and self-examination, all actions encompassing private dialogue that claims the body as an intimate private space.
The investigation of such a general and abstract word can only be guided through the implementation of a contention structure, which so far has been the human body. The dialogue between science and metaphysics is what makes the work interesting because one is informing the other in distinct ways, making it possible for the work to navigate from suggestive representational and the somewhat abstract.
The intention is not to study the human anatomy or its organs but to reveal the experience of the internal as a metaphysical state of the mind that could be explained by borrowing scientific understandings of the human body.
Lucha Rodríguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from The Art Institute of Atlanta, and an M.F.A. in printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rodriguez’s print work has been included in numerous group shows in Mexico, India, France and the United States. She has produced various “pink projects” ranging from etchings, monoprints, serigraphies, to immersive surreal environments.
Rodriguez develops series of organ inspired “Creaturettes”which expand into her own extravagant symbolism related to the body as an internal space. Her work is evolving in a direction that encourages viewer interaction within her seductive pink creations. Rodriguez is also the 2010-11 recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the Forward Arts Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lucha is a neo-pop experimental printmaker, graphic artist and avid drawer who enjoys color at its brightest palettes. She’s produced projects ranging from etchings, monoprints, silkscreen prints, to immersive surreal environments. She develops organ inspired creaturettes, to expand her own extravagant symbolism related to the body as an internal space. Lucha currently works in a beautiful, cozy studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Lucha’s work has been shown in Mexico, India, France, Hong Kong and the United States.
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