A selection of gorgeous paintings by San Jose-based artist Samuel Rodriguez (some digital, some traditional). Inspired by the duality of the contemporary moment — that is, the hybridization of our material world with a technological one — Rodriguez explores the rise in cultural exchange that has arisen from greater tech use and globalization:
“I think of my works as landscape paintings, except my observations consist of language, and culture – in the same way someone would render a physical landscape I render cultural ones. I’m observing the cultural metaphorical landscape.”
Sam has recently started a Youtube channel offering a peek into his digital process, so if you’ve got an iPad Pro and Procreate you should definitely check his videos. See more of Sam’s work below.