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Mario vs Luigi

RUN #:00526
Type:Archival Pigment Print on 300gsm Fine Art Paper
Size:15 x 20 Inches
Release:September 18, 2013
Run of:75
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.


"When I paint, I try not to reproduce a technique or an idea that we already know and see. Although I do apply traditional methods of observation and technique, that is usually my 'step 1' in the process. I create a foundation that looks like a straight forward rendering of a subject, in this case the painting in progress looked much more smooth and closer to the actual character illustrations that we usually see Mario Bros. done in. The next step from here is to leave the rest up to chance by deconstructing and embellishing what I initially setup. During this next step is usually when interesting aspects of a painting begin to emerge. The idea for this was based on the relationship between Mario and Luigi of the video game Super Mario Brothers. When I was sketching ideas the first thing that came to mind was to join their profiles. They are one in the same. I also thought about how the characters must've been high on shrooms." - Samuel Rodriquez

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Samuel Rodriguez and 1xRUN.

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ABOUT Samuel Rodriguez:
Samuel Rodriguez is an emerging artist who works in various mediums including design, walls, paintings and drawing. From 2005-2007 he worked with artist Mel Chin on a permanent installation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, California. More recently he has completed two additional permanent public art fixtures, one for the Los Angeles County Metro Authority at Jefferson Station, and the other for another library in San Jose's Solari Branch. His work has been exhibited at Anno Domini, Oakland Museum of Art (group exhibit), The San Jose Museum of Art, Known Gallery (group exhibit), Pow Wow Hawai'i, and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA). Rodriguez was self-taught for a number of years through his experience as a graffiti artist until he later received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts.

Rodriguez is a people-watcher who usually finds interest in everyone’s unique blend and character. His work integrates elements of life expressions, and. His goal is to re-construct moments through a mix of figurative and abstract painting.

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