Artist Bio

El Dibujón Portrait by Candi Philbert Artistic reflection expresses emotion and inspiration through essential introspection and creative flow. With a desire to tap into organic contours, Troy "El Dibujón" Rodriguez shapes features with bold lines and detailed patterns to enhance his compositions' fluidity. Complementing the abstract arrangements with textured designs and an animated flair, Rodriguez’ colorful creations stimulate the senses with movement and spatial interaction. Rodriguez' pen & ink pieces mesh post-modern psychedelia with contemporary dynamics to intensify the methodical nuances of vibrant designs.

"Every image has a unique identity that is reflective of the atmosphere and environment they were created in. My work tends to embrace the beauty and complexities of life with an abstract flavor and a connection to my personal emotional experiences."

Rodriguez is a Miami, Florida native who began his artistic expression at an early age and developed his style through some art classes along the way, although his refined technique is self taught for the most part. "No formal education can really bring out the best in an artist... it's something that you're born with and it can't be taught, only refined--- it's kind of like trying to teach improvisation to a jazz musician. You're naturally born with that creative instinct, so therefore it is your duty, or mission as an artist to find your own voice, and develop your own unique style and try your best to avoid convention."

Rodriguez cites the works of Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Robert Crumb, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and Pink Floyd as the inspirational sources behind his creative streak.

In addition to rendering his abstract works of art, Troy "El Dibujón" Rodriguez also likes writing and maintaining his blogs, and modifying electric guitars in his spare time.  Troy has had his artwork featured locally at the Wallflower Gallery, The Hooah Art Space, The Flagami Festival, and has had his work displayed on the late night TV show La Cosa Nostra.

"As an artist, I believe that art shouldn't be judged by its size or by its aesthetic simplicity… beauty can lie within complexity, which is as honest as nature itself, and the more intricately detailed my pieces become, the more honesty I can aspire to achieve through my art."

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