Lives and works in São Paulo
Since 2010 Rodrigues has explored in his photographic work the position of his own body in relation to the architecture and landscape of urban centers. A former professional skateboarder and self-taught photographer, the artist portrays himself in movement, capturing the climax of maneuvers within previously planned compositions. His performative accuracy goes sometimes in harmony, sometimes in disarray, with architectural forms, resulting in great and geometric images, drawn by a magnificent play of light and shadows. Rodrigues prioritizes symbolic and modernist constructions, such as those designed by Oscar Niemeyer, having also photographed inside Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), in Argentina, Universidade Central de Venezuela (UCV, UNESCO World Heritage Center), Teatro São Pedro, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. The artist photographs mainly in black and white, making single prints.
Rodrigues was the recipient of the Banco do Espírito Santo Acquisition Award during the SP-Arte 2012 edition, a prize that also led to a donation to the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo collection. In addition, Rodrigues’ work is part of the Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz collection. His most recent group shows include Deslize (Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013-2014), Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland, 2013-2014), FotoBienalMASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo – MASP, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013), and Arte Contemporânea Brasileira (Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012).