Jorge Rodríguez Diez (R10)Mom, from the series Ay qué delicia... Doña, 2011
Silkscreen on cardboard, 100 x 80 cm.
[…] His great rhetorical finding is to be able to discourse on very current problems using stylistic forms and images of the mediate and immediate past. His works, therefore, are texts on which various historical horizons are superimposed, and this superimposition should be productively conciliated, in interpretative terms, in the moment of reception. That is why his art is demanding. It requires fairly informed receivers, capable of acknowledging, first of all, the cultural referents being recycled, parodied or manipulated, to be able to enjoy the intellectual subtleties intrinsic to that creative process. The great paradox, what disconcerts many, is that R10’s visual texts are more than contemporary –I would say that to a large extent experimental– and very novel from the aesthetic point of view. First, because of the way of structuring the visual discourse, a phase in which Jorge puts all his arsenal of designer skills, techniques and trade, in movement. It is almost impossible to object something in terms of composition, balance of forms, contrasts, expressive use of color, power of synthesis, articulation between text and image, and so on […]. 1
1. Hamlet Fernández, “Notes about R10’s Visual Archeology,” Art Oncuba, no. 04, 2014.