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JUAN RODAS

JUAN RODAS

Artist Work

Unamuno's Chant
Digital Drawing
23" x 44"
Elevated Expectation
Digital Collage
45" x 33"
Separated by a Gulf
Digital Collage
38" x 22"
Entranced/ InTrance
Digitally Altered Graphite Drawing
19" x 34"
Lost in Thought
Digitally Altered Graphite Drawing
24" x 14"
Hesitation Before Illusions
Digital Drawing
22" x 43"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.I create surreal and fantasy cityscapes reconstructed from the architecture of urban settings such as Baltimore, New York, and Washington D.C. These drawings are rendered to convey a dream-like setting in either black and white or with a subtle use of color using graphite or digital media. These settings mostly depict the wandering individual quietly observing the world around her as a scientist investigates the natural world. My work explores ideas that I have come across through skeptical and scientific literature. For the past 6 years I have been interested in these subjects and aim to contribute to the skeptical communities through my work. At the same time I have been influenced by the dream and fantasy literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Salman Rushdie. Through these authors I learn to embrace the absurdity of the imagination without loosing myself to irrational superstition.