Artist George Rodriguez on his George series
Artist George Rodriguez on his George series. Bonus video from the STORYTELLERS episode.
When I think about an exhibition as a whole, I want to make sure that all the work
creates a dialogue within itself so the pieces all are talking to each other. I want to make
sure that people are not just walking into a show where each sculpture is its own
but really walking into a space where everything is this kind of community aspect
so I can make a self-portrait and I can represent myself but then what else can I
say about this work and that transformed into this word tocayo which means your namesake so
whenever you meet somebody and they share your name, it's this small connection that makes things
more comfortable so then I transform myself into all these other Georges such as George Jetson,
Curious George, Boy George, and by doing so I was trying to bridge a connection between
myself and these characters and people that i don't personally know
but we share the name so we know each other and together we created this like George
community that other people could enter. My individual sculptures are objects but
my exhibitions are an installation that interacts with itself and also interacts with the viewers.