Diego Rodriguez-Warner’s master-level knowledge of printmaking permeates his works, incorporating visual and physical layering, a vibrant graphic sensibility and, frequently, physical carving into substrates of his paintings. The artist was born in Nicaragua in 1986 and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he most recently has lived since 2015. Rodriguez-Warner has exhibited widely, including solo and group exhibitions in several galleries in Denver as well as across the United States, Germany and Cuba. He is one of the ten artists featured in GOCA’s Great Expectations exhibition in downtown Colorado Springs.
In a review of a recent exhibition Rodriguez-Warner at Leon Gallery in Denver titled Left Ajar: Plastic Old and Our Bright and Shiny Future Together, art critic Ray Mark Rinaldi described Rodriguez-Warner:
He’s keen on art history and pop culture, so you see in the works references to Matisse, Picasso and Asian watercolors but also to Disney, Japanese anime, urban street art, superheroes and maybe some Internet porn. He is, at 30, so purely a product of his era.
You can read the entire review here.
Diego Rodriguez-Warner was born in Managua, Nicaragua. His educational background in the arts includes having studied under the Cuban Minister for Fine Arts, Lesbia Vent Dumois, in Havana. He has a Bachelor of Arts in COIN Theory and Fine Arts from Hampshire College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.
About the Exhibition
Great Expectations @GOCA121, downtown
August 4 - November 11, 2017
Erica Day, Nathaniel Hodges, Stephanie Kantor, Suzie McMurtry, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Elizabeth Selby, Frankie Toan, Streeter Wright, Ryan Wurst, Dustin Young
This biannual exhibition surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2017 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. The artists featured are working across a broad range of media - painting, drawing, sculptural installation, new media, and performance - and creating contemporary art in exciting and challenging ways. Great Expectations will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.