Jose Rodolfo Loaiza
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José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is a visual artist, born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico
Starting his career in 1998 as a self-taught artist, Rodolfo’s first solo show was in 2001, and since then he has been getting steady work. His formal education in art began in 2002, when he began attending various workshops.
Jose Ontiveros has a degree in Graphic Design from the University ITESUS.
He has taken courses in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture at Centro Municipal de Artes de Sinaloa (CMA).
Rodolfo has been rewarded with some awards and recognitions, including the Prize of painting "Antonio López Sáenz" and " Salón de Pequeño Formato " in Mexico, as well as several Honorable Mentions awards.
His work has appeared in prestigious magazines, newspapers, and Tv Shows,
(Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Vogue Italy, LA Weekly, El Mundo Spain, El Universal Mexico, Univision, Telemundo, Huffington Post, Antena 3 Spain, Le Monde, People magazine, Cosmopolitan, etc.)
The concept of his work focuses on the manipulation of popular images and pop icons, with influences of Pop Art, and Lowbrow Art.
About his work:
Rodolfo is an artist that specializes in putting famous pop characters in unorthodox situations, at least for said characters. He tries to measure his viewers tolerance levels by showing beloved characters in dark, sometimes gritty and realistic situations, giving his works real shock value, and exploring the general theme of “loss of innocence”.
His projects are a tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable celebrity voyeurism that exists in the world of Hollywood.
He wants to raise the issue of what would happen with our classic characters if they were flesh and blood and were confronted by a frenetic and excessive world of fame, how many of them would prove to be susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or vanity?
With his sharp and characteristic black humor Rodolfo captures images, once morbidly circulated by the media, and proposes a novel way of looking at them.
In his work the legendary heterosexual happy endings have been deemed outdated and have lost their exclusivity. The minorities will finally encounter an ending they’ve yearned for, beyond any bias or phobia.
His work is in the collections of, Long Gone John, Greg Wells, David Arquette, Rupert Grint, Kevin Haskins, Jessicka Addams and others.
Some of the Social media personalities/celebrities that have published and commented about his work are, Katy Perry, Madonna, Slash, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Drake Bell, Asia Argento, Marina and the Diamonds, The Veronicas, Alaska y Dinarama, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeremy Scott, Liberty Ross and Perez Hilton.
GROUP SHOWS (1998-2015):
"Emerging to Established" - Krause Gallery - NY 2017
“Young Art” National Chamber of Industry and Transformation. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“International Small Art Exhibition, the 10th. Suzuhiro Kamaboko Board Painting Contest”.Japón.
“Plástica Juvenil Mazatleca” Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“NORARTE” Noroeste Newspaper Gallery. Mazatlán Sinaloa.
“5 BUENOS” Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“CREARTE” Gallery “Lobodome”. Zacatecas, México.
“Salón de la Muerte Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán, México.
“Flat Show” Angela Peralta Theater Gallery. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“70 Aniversario Politécnico Nacional”. National Polytechnic Institute. DF, México.
“TOMARTE PARADE” Urban Art. Mazatlán and Culiacán Sinaloa, México.
“XIV Prize Antonio López Sáenz” MASIN. Culiacán, Mochis Sinaloa, México.
“ COLOR”. Museum “Que Viva Sinaloa”. Mazatlán Sinaloa
“ Five Continents”. Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán, Sinaloa
“Found Objects” Museum of Modern Art, and MASIN. Mazatlán, Culiacán and Mochis. Sinaloa.
“International Museum Day” Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán Sin.
“A la Vuelta de Venus” Urban Gallery. Mazatlán Sin.
“XVI Prize Antonio López Sáenz” ” Angela Peralta Theater Gallery. Mazatlán and Culiacán. Mexico
“My Only Regret is that I won't be able to Kill you Personally” Gallery Arts Center, Monterrey N.L
“Everything But the Kitschen Synk”. La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Los Ángeles, California.
“La Luz de Jesus 25 Anniversary”. La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Los Ángeles, California.
“Mixtape Los Angeles” LeBASSE CHINATOWN, California.
“LALUZAPALOOZA 26th” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
“Messin' with the Masters” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona Museum. 2013
“LALUZAPALOOZA 27th” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
“ORALE, The Kings and Queens of Cool” Harwood Museum of Art, Taos New Mexico.
“LALUZAPALOOZA 28th” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
“LA Art Show 2015” LA Convention Center, CA.
SOLO SHOWS (2001-2015):
"New Works" Krause GAllery, NY, NY 2017
“Raw Material”. San Ignacio, Sin. México.
“Relatos de Nostalgia”. Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México
“Panzonas”. Museum of Modern Art. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“The Kitsch”. Hotel Holiday Inn. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“Flat ” Angela Peralta Theater Gallery. Mazatlán Sinaloa, México.
“Disenchanted ” La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Los Ángeles, California. USA.
“Disasterland ” La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Los Ángeles, California. USA.
“DisHollywood ” La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Los Ángeles, California. USA.
“Profanity Pop” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
“Wonder Pop” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015