Issue 5.1 Featured Artist: Rodrigo Oñate
The creation of fantastic characters and worlds are the universe that defines the work of Rodrigo Oñate (Roco). Over the years, Roco has embarked on his career as a self-taught artist and graphic artist, influenced by the pop culture of the 80s, comics, graffiti and various artists representing the art of Mexico.
Roco’s work represents the relationship of man with nature and the universe, with fantastic characters and worlds as reinterpretations of the traditions of diverse cultures of America through a combination of colors, textures and intricate forms capable of evoking traditional Mexican graphics with techniques such as the illustration, watercolor, enamels, acrylic and inks.
The originality in the technique and the message of his work have led him to participate in diverse exhibitions and cultural projects in spaces of Mexico such as Arca Galería in Mexico City and Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, and in the United States as the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois, the Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Kent State University in Ohio. He currently works and lives in the city of Querétaro, Mexico.