Rodolfo Morales

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, 1925 - Oaxaca, 2001



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About


Rodolfo Morales is "Master of Dreams", is recognized by the genius of an artist, whose work is the meeting point of an amazing fusion of reality and fantasy; site in which coexistence impossible images, enigmatic characters and magical symbols in which the traditions and myths of indigenous peoples of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca are combined with universal aspirations, the festive glow of color takes intimate and deep hues. (Source: By Nina Zambrano Rodolfo Morales in "Master of Dreams", Editorial Lunwerg Publishers)

In 1954 Rodolfo Morales made ​​his first mural in the Palacio Municipal de Ocotlan, where he painted another in 1982. In 1962 he created one for the National High School Number Five, National Autonomous University of Mexico, in Mexico city. Also in Mexico City made murals in the Hotel Royal Pedregal (1994), and the Bellas Artes Metro Station (1998). The Palace of the State Government of Oaxaca permanently shows his work since 1996. (Source: Rodolfo Morales "Master of Dreams", Editorial Lunwerg Publishers)

Follow the path of Rodolfo Morales, look his paintings, his powerful images, his poetic painting is like learning the sense of creative. "It's clean breath of art" as was nominated by Rufino Tamayo.

Nobody like Rodolfo Morales can be considered as a painter of the joy of life, as scrupulously Mexican or a force to be but not necessarily so; Happy Mexican painter. Happy because her pictures show, almost magically, joyful relationship established between author and work when no unhinging, no obstacle, nothing other than the artist's confrontation with his fantastic world of overwhelmed freedom. Mexican because it is and no one like him, he leaves more apparent that eternally sought and never found Mexican identity.

The meticulous brushwork build a world, a parallel reality and a mythological way. The figures, their winged women, overwhelmed architectures perspective, hazy color, the sharpness of the scenes of the everyday symbols, totems erected almost painterly, ethereal places that other reality.

In his paintings the atmosphere created is very important, that is, no longer painted, but the impression of the painting, which for Morales it means pleasure for painting itself. As demonstrated in his paintings and collages, so joyful image enjoins the viewer to keep watching.

Rodolfo Morales puts in his paintings what he is, a state of mind, the network is constructed between his memories and his sentimental interpretation of the painting. (By: Josu Iturbe Catalog "Rodolfo Morales" in Chihuahua Cultural Center, 1992)

 

Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1973 "Rodolfo Morales", Palacio Provincial de Málaga, Spain

1975 "Rodolfo Morales", Casa de las Campanas, Cuernavaca, Mexico

1976 "Rodolfo Morales", Galeria del Circulo, Mexico City

1977 "Rodolfo Morales", Casa de las Campanas, Cuernavaca, Mexico

1978 "Rodolfo Morales", Galeria Miro, Monterrey, N.L.

1978 "Rodolfo Morales", Museum of Mexican Art, San Francisco, California

1978 "Rodolfo Morales", Galeria Estela Shapiro, Mexico City

1981 "Rodolfo Morales", Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City

1981 "Rodolfo Morales", Downtown Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas.

1982 "Rodolfo Morales", Mexican Art Museum, San Francisco, California.

1986 "Rodolfo Morales", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1987 "Rodolfo Morales", Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City

1990 "Rodolfo Morales", Museum of the University of Arizona, Arizona.

1990 Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.

1990 Americas Society, New York.

1991 "Rodolfo Morales", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L.

1991 Centro Cultural Santa Teresa, Mexico City

1992 "Rodolfo Morales", Mexican Fine Arts Centre Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

1992 Centro Cultural Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

1993 "New Work by Rodolfo Morales", Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas

1995 "Rodolfo Morales: Sueños de un pueblo", Riva Yares Gallery, Scottdale

1996 "Rodolfo Morales: Juegos y Evocaciones", Museum of Mexican Art, San Francisco, California

1996 "Rodolfo Morales: Sueños de un pueblo", Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe

1997 "Rodolfo Morales", Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

1998 "Rodolfo Morales", MEXIC-Art Museum, Austin, Texas.

1999 "Rodolfo Morales, Retrospectiva", itineró Canada

2005 "Rodolfo Morales, Maestro de los sueños", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey.

2005 "Rodolfo Morales, Maestro de los sueños", Museo Amparo, Puebla.

2006 "Rodolfo Morales, Maestro de los sueños", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

2006 "Rodolfo Morales, Maestro de los sueños", Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara.

2007 "Rodolfo Morales, Maestro de los sueños", Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.