Pedro Rodríguez Garrido

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RODRIGUEZ GARRIDO, Pedro

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18th September – 5th October 2013

Adam Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Spanish artist Pedro Rodríguez Garrido.  

 

Pedro Rodríguez Garrido

Born in Huelva, Spain in 1971, Garrido was educated at the University of Seville. It was after graduating that Garrido often found himself drawn to exploring cities. The technological marvels and the diversity within these vibrant places fascinated him. He has been inspired by ‘urban’ American artists, such as Edward Hopper and Richard Estes, and was drawn especially to the charms of New York which provides a backdrop to much of his work. Garrido’s interest in the city’s infrastructure can be seen in all his works, from the busy ‘highway scenes’ to the ‘panoramic views’ taken from tall buildings.


The way he builds up the oils, layer upon layer of often quite dry paint ‘dragged’ across the surface creates a textured finish. A few well chosen marks translate into a passing car, or touches of colour hint at a traffic light. In many works there is a sense of a continuing motion with Garrido’s trademark and vibrant brushstrokes. His palette of cool, soft tones conveys a ‘Turneresque’ atmosphere to his subject.


Garrido currently lives in Spain and continues to paint depictions of these living breathing cities. For this show, his first in London he has painted several street scenes and views of the Thames, but there are also views of American cities such as New York and Chicago and scenes from his native Spain, including Seville.

 

High Street

3. High Street

Oil

Bus

4. Bus

Oil

East River

5. East River

Oil

Yellow Line

6. Yellow Line

Oil

Chicago

7. Chicago

Oil

Thames

8. Thames

Oil

Taxi

11. Taxi

Oil

Thames II

15. Thames II

Oil

Highway, Bilbao

16. Highway, Bilbao

Oil

Street London

17. Street London

Oil

Alameda in grey

20. Alameda in grey

Oil on panel

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