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Shadows

Updated: Jan 23

Author: Juditta Salem (J.S. Wolfe)

Agency: Involution Publishing

Contact: jswolfe@involutionpublishing.com


Fine Artist: Susana Rodriguez


FEATURED IN SOLO EXHIBITION: https://438thavegallery.wordpress.com/



“Within the fading line between reality and fantasy, in a crowded city, people

morph into shadows, losing their identity in the process.I am interested

in exploring their darkness, and in unveiling the emotions they seem to be

hiding”, reflects Ms. Rodriguez.


Here is an artist, from Argentina, who travels through the shadows of the
Earth, observing real people with unreal lives. In the overpopulated streets
of New York City, people are lonely, yet seldom alone. A rhetorical question
triggers our lonely thoughts, that no one has a concrete answer for:
How did we get to be this far apart?
In a time with limited space, humanity has never been more separated.
There is a sense of disconnection with our loved ones, our lands, our
homes, our faiths, and most importantly, with ourselves. The exhibition, titled
“Shadows”, at 43 8th Avenue Gallery, consists of 10 paintings, that
penetrate our disguise, in order to expose our shadows, and revive our
dormant desires.


Ms. Suzanna Rodriguez was born an artist, and has been painting her entire
life with passion, lust, and sensuality. After graduating from the School
of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Ms. Rodriguez went on to exhibit in both
group and solo exhibitions, in Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, and The Dominican
Republic.

The exhibition is centered around a work on canvas delineating a family of
four walking side by side, casting their shadows on the solid ground they
walk on, yet seem detached from both reality and each other.

“When I paint, I am aware that both my conscious and subconscious parts

of my mind are at full play; however, I try to keep the subconscious suppressed

within the process, so that I may fully and consciously reveal the

truth of human behavior as raw as it can get”, expresses Ms. Rodriguez.