Rolando Rojas

Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, 1970 -

Available Works

Excerpts about Rolando Rojas

Rolando Rojas comes from a place where the sun heat the skin almost all year, where women walk with a smooth movement of hips, with the floor length skirts, embroidered blouses of thousand colors, and on the head a basket with corn chips or dry fish to sell in the market. This makes them a long figures that seem to touch the sky and evoked by this Isthmian painter in his work.

Rolando child looks them in the evening where a timid breeze gives him a break out of his house. Listen to their voices and dreams , are filled with all that Zapotec universe. Front of him passes a cart pulled by two oxen to discover language forms and fantasies. Birds of iridescent colors are the gateway to the compression of the endless range of color that nature provides to interpret after the painter in his own way, alone in front of the blank canvas. His imagination transforms bule and gourd in a zoomorphic toy.

Rolando listened attentively to their grandmothers stories narrated with the vehemence of their voice and  naked torso, exposing her breasts seemed to come to the floor and now found in the sculptures of artist Rolando and in his oils as a insuperable presence that do not finish to recreate his inside. That voice carried him every afternoon to a world of illusion, the tradition of an ancient people belonging him by inheritance.Source: "Rolando Rojas" by Dora Luz Martínez Vasconcelos


Main Solo Exhibitions


1986 Casa de la Cultura de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Oaxaca

1987 Ex-Convento Dominico "Rey Cosijopi", Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

1988 Museo Naval De Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Oaxaca

1988 Casa de la Cultura de Juchitán, Oax.

1988 Palacio Municipal de Tehuantepec, Oax.

1990 Galería de la Escuela de Bellas Artes, Oaxaca, Oax.

1992 "Sexo de Tierra", Galería Miguel Cabrera, Oaxaca, Oax.

1993 "Éxtasis de Sueños", Encuentro Nacional de Estudiantes de Arquitectura, Oaxaca, Oax.

1998 Galería Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City

1998 Galeria Black Cultural Center, Lafayette

1998 College, Easton, Pennsylvania

1999 Galería Alberto Misrachi, México, D.F.

2000 "Personajes y Magia de Oaxaca", Consulado General de México en San Antonio, Texas

2000 Galeria Matignon 32, Paris

2000 Galería Alberto Misrachi, Hotel Nikko, Mexico City

2000 "Cuentos Del Istmo", Galería Vértice, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2001 Galeria Louis Aronow, San Francisco

2001 Galería Arte De Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Oax.

2002 Espacio Del Arte Televisa, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2002 Museo de las Américas, San Juan de Puerto Rico

2002 Galería Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City

2003 Silva Gallery, Atlanta

2003 Museo de Fátima, Monterrey, N. L.

2004 Art Miami 2004, Montreal, Canada

2004 Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña, Mexico City

2004 Galería Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City

2005 Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette Collage.

2005 "20 años de trayectoria", Galería Arte de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

2006 "Lo mitico y lo cotidiano", Galería Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City

2008 "Sumergidos en la melodía", Galería Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City