New Delhi: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador, in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), organized an Art Exhibition of Paintings featuring works from the famous artist Mr. Rodolfo Vega Oviedo from El Salvador.
The exhibition was opened by Mrs. Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture in the presence of renowned artist Mr. Rodolfo Vega Oviedo, today at IGNCA Gallery, New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi said cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation through arts and crafts help familiarize with the way of life and promote good relations between countries. Appreciating Mr. Rodolfo Vega Oviedo, she said he was here on a very important occasion as India celebrates Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Renowned artist, Mr. Rodolfo Vega Oviedo is a painter, interior designer and cultural administrator is rewarded by the French government for his cultural work and for the consolidation of ties between France and Latin America.
Rodolfo’s paintings act almost like an axis that centers his distinctive stories. Carefully collected materials like wire, sand, and leaves, among others, synthesize with his memories and result in a well-rehearsed composition. The acrylic and neon painted canvases testify with delight to an accumulation of universal or mythological motifs simplified to the limit of abstraction. Likewise, the juxtaposition of geometric patterns, colors and textures codifies his language while making it intriguing.
Close examination of the composition reveals layers of patterns like architecture, temple, rays, sun, moon and more. Perhaps it represents the sky with the movement of the sun or the moon in a three-dimensional space where the house is perhaps the key element. However, according to
His work is in various personal and public collections and he has exhibited in over 20 countries around the world. Among these exhibitions and public collections are the Pompidou Museum in Metz, the Artistic House of Tehran, the Spanish Ministry of Defense, the Gomez Palace in Havana, Cuba etc.