In Gamaliel Rodríguez's latest project, he uses felt tip pen (Sharpie) or ballpoint pen on paper to produce a series of aerial views of unreal industrial, military or civilian areas mainly located in Puerto Rico and the US territories. These visual memories serve as inspiration for his drawings, a jumping-off point to another fictional place; the photorealist scenes initiate a unique social experiment, interacting with viewers' personal memories and sense of place.
Rodríguez obtained his Master's Degree in Visual Arts at The Kent Institute of Art & Design at Canterbury in 2005 and the Skohegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. His works have been acquired by important institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and MUSAC, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain.
Upcoming shows include the "Muestra Nacional de Arte, San Juan Puerto Rico," the "XVIII Bienal de Cerveira" in Portugal, "Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial" in New York, "Saludo a la Trienal, Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan" in Puerto Rico, "La vida es una mierda: Narratives de desesperanza, incomunicacion y fracaso en el capitalismo de hoy" at Fondos MUSAC in Spain.