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Restropectiva del Maestro Hampton Rodríguez

Founders Lobby

"Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I was profoundly influenced by the intellectual pursuits of the contemporary abstract art movement in my country, Dominican Republic. After exhibiting my work in Spain and Belgium, I arrived in Oregon in March of 2002.  Since then, I became a different artist.

The focus of my work shifted to capture the idiosyncratic culture of Portland’s diverse neighborhoods; the cadence of people’s lives there, the scenes of cultural clashes, Urban vs. Rural.  And the development of images that tap into shared concepts and feelings.

In my recent work, I have been trying to capture the fleeting human expressions of anger and hope, desire, and sadness.  My work is egalitarian, surrealistic, and filled with people’s mystiques. I strongly feel that an artist belongs to the place he lives, a universal evolution of feelings and juxtapose realities that are reflected in my work and my own personal life."

-Hampton Rodríguez

Artist Reception: November 2, 4-6pm