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Cristobal Rodriguez

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

oil on canvas


Tell us about the work that you have submitted.

In the Valley (southern cities of Texas) one finds many interesting people waiting for the bus, which is used as their main means of travel to stores or work.

How do you describe your work and practice?

I like to depict the environment that people live in as well as the moment that is occurring at the time. I also like to apply colors that I see to make up part of the composition.

What motivated you to apply to the XL Catlin Art Prize?

I was interested in how my style of art related to other artists around the country.

What is your background?

I am currently a double major in Biology and Art, which allows me to analyze and comprehend the different forms of the human body while appreciating and understanding other people.