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The Figurative Sculpture of Carolina Rodriquez Baptista

Posted in Bronze on June 24th, 2009 by Alice – Be the first to comment

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La-Intuitiva

La-Intuitiva

Carolina Rodriquez Baptista work is appealing to me for several reasons. Not the least of which is the gracefulness of her figures. What made me stay on her site for a longer than normal visit, is that her figures have a dream like quality that takes my imagination and holds it close.

La-Observadora

La-Observadora

It seems as if most of her work has a spray of numbers somewhere on the piece. I asked her if she could share their meaning with me.

“My background and original career was graphics. I studied graphics in Parsons and worked in graphics in NY. I used to do packaging, and advertising for Swatch, HBO, Verizon, Amex among others.”

“I guess the numbers and letters in my work is something I kept from my past. I believe sculpture is like photography or poetry, you are trying to capture a moment, a feeling, an instant. Numbers represent those moments. You cannot see it in the photographs but I also generally write phrases on the pieces, sometimes you can recognize them, sometimes you cannot. They are not there to be read, but they are part of the piece. Sometimes they are mine and sometimes they are borrowed from friends or authors I love and admire.”

“As you can see in the site my main theme has been women, I find great fascination in the female form, but specially in the female soul. I feel we are so many things at different times in our lives, from there comes the names of my last set of sculptures.”

All of the sculpture that I have pictured here are from Carolina’s last set.

Los-Optimista

Los-Optimistas

Her pieces float or seem to defy gravity. They’re sensual with a smile and a provoking suggestion of another world.

Pret-a-Porter

Pret-a-Porter

I love these dresses, don’t you? All of the pieces shown here are of bronze and metal.

Carolina is originally from Venezuela, she left Caracas at 19 to study in NY, where she lived and worked for ten years. In 2001 she moved to Miami, and because of her husbands work she has lived for the past 8 years between Miami and Madrid. Most of her work is done in Madrid  where she has a studio and the foundry she uses is there also.

La-Romantica

La-Romantica

To see more of Carolina’s work visit her website where you will find some of her paintings as well.

Carolina’s  work is represented in Miami, FL at the Virginia Millar Gallery, in Madrid, Spain at the Galeria DURAN, and in Paris, France at the Espace Meyer Zafra.

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