KNIFE DRAWINGS STATEMENT
For this body of work I wanted to challenge the viewer to take a second look at something that from a far seems simple and trivial but on a closer look it surprises them with intimate detail and complexity, not by adding to it but highlighting with textures and shades what was already there. These knife drawings are meant to represent the union between precision and intuition; organic and geometric; simplicity and complexity. It encourages them to know the work not by their first impressions but by taking a long hard look at what’s really inside.
Lucha Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns found in the inner workings of the human body while exploring ideas of abstraction, replication and separation. Although Rodriguez is most recognized for her site-specific paper installations, she has explored a variety of media including copper, textiles, paint, plexiglass and sound.
Rodriguez has exhibited globally with solo and group shows in India, Mexico, China and France. Her work is included in The High Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Collection in addition to various private institutions and collections.
Rodriguez lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.