Samuel Rodriguez's paintings capture the multifaceted identities of his subjects. Instead of portraying an ideal whole, he fractures his compositions to suggest that we are made up of more than just a single belief, history, or culture. Rodriguez touches on themes of race and ethnicity, stressing that in our diversity, we are all the same. Such splintered canvases are more appropriate than ever in today's digital world, where a single person can present infinite versions of themselves online. Rodriguez introduces these themes of technology and modernity in his works. 

Hailing from a background of graffiti writing, which is more than evident in Rodriguez's style, the artist has exhibited in various galleries across the country and has also participated in public projects. Rodriguez shares his incredible works in our Portfolio Review: Samuel Rodriguez's Innovative Canvases Push the Boundaries of Portraiture.

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