With the use of bright colors, geometric shapes, and lines I create fantastical abstract imagery. In most of my work I represent the human form and tell a story, some are tales I have heard, be it from my family or friends, others are from my own experiences and memories of my childhood. Then there are painting where I have no idea where they come from, I start putting colors and shapes on canvas and they start telling me what they want to be.
My goal is that whoever sees my paintings takes something away from them, even if it´s just the spark of a memory or a feeling. And that is what great art does, it speaks to you through your emotions and changes you and the way you think and feel. I have been a painter most of my life and hope that I will continue working on my craft for many years.I love what I do, I love to paint and the process of using my imagination to create fantastical imagery.
Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado was born september 8, 1976 in the city of Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. The eldest of four brothers from an early age he showed talent for painting and drawing, taking classes with several art teachers in his home town. He studied Graphic Design at ISCYTAC school, now La Salle University in Gomez Palacio, Durango. He continued his education in illustration and animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco CA.
In 1999 he pursued one of his passions getting involved in theater, designing and constructing the scenery for the musical “El Diluvio que Viene” for the University ¨Tec de Monterrey Campus Laguna¨.From there he continued to design sceneries for multiple theater companies and dance academies. Eventually he joined a touring theater company and participated as an actor going on tour traveling to multiple cities in Mexico. During this period of time he painted around 50 backdrops and expanded his knowledge in mask creation, wardrobe design and television sets.
It was in 2010 that he decided to start his career as a fine artist experimenting with ideas and capturing feelings on personal works creating his own style which culminated in his first exhibition ¨Reflejo de los Sueños¨ in his home town.
In 2012 he changes his residence to the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco looking for new experiences and organizing several exhibitions with other artists. In 2014 he returns to his home town where he is currently living.
In these six years he has participated in individual and collective exhibitions in several cities in Mexico and abroad including San Antonio, Texas; New York and London.