Ana Priscila Rodriguez, born 1974 in Mexico City, resides in The Netherlands since 1998.
She graduated Cum Laude from the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2006, specialising in Mixed Media and Photography. She also has background studies in History and Graphic Design.
Her photographic work is intimate, delicate and confronting. With her images she attempts to create a relatable shore for the emotional and psychological human experience. Every image is a window to a story using photography as a medium to create visuals attached to a feeling or an emotion where the viewer fills in the blanks with their own visions. The complexity of the texture and layers in her photographic work creates the illusion of an old oil painting in each of her works, giving a sense of dark melancholy, romance and drama with a tone of classic Baroque. More than a self-portrait, her work evokes everyone’s drama, journey and vulnerabilities. The story starts with her and it is followed by the story of the beholder.
Ana Priscila Rodriguez has mastered her own hybrid digital mixed media technique, and she produces digital and paper collage work, as well as analogue images.
She has exhibited numerous times in The Netherlands, Europe and participated in International festivals. She has also been awarded several honourable mentions and distinctions in diverse international photography competitions.
“… I create conceptual self portraits transforming the images through a variety of techniques and mediums until they lose their contextual shape. For me, Transformation is the ultimate act of creation, it is the essence of the Art making. To be able to transform my reality into a magical realm where real life collides with dreams and nightmares, is what my work is all about…”
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Ana Priscila Rodrigueza’s works are all about the human experience of life itself, her work is at times dark and confrontational, it is a mirror to one’s mirrors, fears, long lost loves and regrets and at the same time it offers a shore of recognition, acceptance and possibilities. No matter how dark, there is always a way forward. The subjects are intimately connected with the inner experience of the spectator, the intention is to create that link while experiencing her images. Human desires, dreams, fantasies, limitations and trauma are some of the subjects recurrent in Priscila’s artwork.