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Hello!

My name is Rodrigo Méndez

I am an internationally acclaimed fine artist whose work has been showcased in The United States, Holland, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, The Dominican Republic, and Panamá. My unique style and artistic vision have captivated audiences around the world.

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Working With Top Brands to Create Fine Art Experiences

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My Journey

My journey as an artist is a tale of unbridled creativity and the need to connect with people around me.

I was born in 1992 in Bogotá, Colombia before relocating to Panamá in 1999. Where I currently live with my wife and two beautiful cats. 

My fascination with art began in my childhood, I grew up in my mother’s antique shop, surrounded by traditional European art. I got into a lot of trouble while I was a kid in school when I got caught drawing and selling copies of the nude paintings I saw in my mother’s shop.

Being an immigrant in a new country, I often felt lonely and found difficulty connecting with people around me. After seeing the effects my childish drawings had not only with the kids in my class but with the adults around me as well, I knew firsthand the power a piece of art can potentially have. So once I graduated I decided to pursue Art as a professional career. 

 

I graduated from the Pontifical Xaverian University, a well-established University with a highly regarded Master of Visual Arts degree in Bogotá, Colombia, where I was exposed to a variety of art forms. Then, in 2015 I studied Film Production at The New York Film Academy.

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Pixelated Masterpieces

I started doing pixelated nude oil paintings in 2016 as a mockery of the censorship, outrage, and uncultured rattle I received when I was a kid. Slowly it has become a medium in which I like to explore the relationship of humans, art, and images in a world where more than 90% of the content we consume are digital images composed of millions of tiny pixels.

Represented by the best Galleries in the region

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Professional Experience, Awards and Exhibitions

My work has been awarded internationally. In recent years, my work has been projected from auctions and galleries in Panama, The Dominican Republic and the United States.

A full list of the Awards, Events and Exhibitons in my career so far can be found below:

AWARDS

  • 2017 - Premios Latino - Marbella Spain - Winner

  • 2017 - Festicine Kids 19 - Cartagena, Colombia - Winner

  • 2017 - 40º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche - Elche, Spain - Semi Finalist

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2023 - State of Art - Luxury Ave - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - Cuadro a Cuadro (Solo Exhibition) - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2021 - Ya es Diciembre - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2018 - CaribbeanLens Int'l Film & Art Festival - Los Angeles CA, USA

  • 2017 - Cartagena International Film Festival - Cine en Los Barrios

  • 2017 - Premios Latino - Marbella Spain

  • 2017 - Festicine Kids 19 - Cartagena Colombia

  • 2017 - 40º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche - Elche, Spain

  • 2017 - A-tarcito Muestra Internacional De Cine Para Niñ@s - Mexicali, Mexico

AUCTIONS

  • 2023 - Bobbles, Caravana de Asistencia Social - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2023 - VI Anual Art Auction, Oir es Vivir - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2023 - 10ma Subasta Por La Niñez, KIWANIS Metro, Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - Subasta por La Vida, Oficina de la Primera Dama - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - V Anual Art Auction, Oir es Vivir - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - Arte Salvando Vidas, Fundación Obsequio de Vida - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - 9na Subasta Por La Niñez, KIWANIS Metro, Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - Subasta de Arte, Weil Art - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - 7ma Gran Subasta de Arte, Fundación Relaciones Sanas - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2021 - Bobbles, Caravana de Asistencia Social - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2021 - IV Anual Art Auction, Oir es Vivir - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2021 - Arte Salvando Vidas, Fundación Obsequio de Vida - Panamá, Panamá

CONVERSATORIES

  • 2023 - About Van Gogh - Launch of Mont Blanc's New Collection - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2023 - Art Experience by Tory Burch - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - Art and Mental Health - National Institute of Mental Health - Panamá, Panamá

  • 2022 - CUADRO A CUADRO - GAC Motors - Panamá, Panamá

AS FEATURED ON

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Philantropic Work

Art can be a catalyst for change, raising awareness about important social issues. Through the transformative impact of art I have worked along side these institutions to generate funds, support charitable causes, and drive positive social change. 

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Get a Quote

Due to the high demand and the unique nature of each of my art pieces, availability is extremely limited.

 

Don't miss your chance to add one of my one-of-a-kind pieces to your collection. Act now and get in touch with me to check availability and reserve your piece before it's too late.

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