ISIS RODRÍGUEZ
masked woman in lingerie holdin a cartoon

LEGENDS FROM THE REALM OF NEPANTLA 2007-2017

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

“LEGENDS FROM THE REALM OF NEPANTLA" is series of oil and pastel paintings of a modern myth using myself as the muse.  They wear ski masks and military uniforms as symbols of conflict and when dressed in lingerie, they become archetypes protesting shame and guilt. 

Nepantla is a 16th century word, meaning,"in the middle of it", that was coined by the Aztecs while undergoing the conquest. I realize that I too exist in a nepantlic environment undergoing a personal conquest.  For me, this word has explained my own history of ancestral and generational trauma, giving me the opportunity to transcend it. "

Isis Rodriguez 

The Desire
The Desire

Pastel on paper 40" x 28"

The Understanding
The Understanding

Pastel on paper 40" x 28"

The Possibilities
The Possibilities

Pastel on paper 40" x 30" SOLD

The Request
The Request

Pastel on paper SOLD 28" x 20"

The Captain with Rooster
The Captain with Rooster

Oil on wood panel 40" x 28"

The Wait
The Wait

Oil on wood panel 28" x 40"

The Romantic
The Romantic

Oil on canvas 48" x 35"

The Descension
The Descension

Pastel on paper 66" x 33"

The Talk
The Talk

Oil on wood panel 28" x 40"

The Believer
The Believer

Oil on Wood 46"x 56"

The Reclining Captain
The Reclining Captain

Oil over Wood SOLD 28" x 48"

The Wonder
The Wonder

Oil over Canvas 47"x 84"

The Celebration
The Celebration

Oil over Canvas 75"x 90"

The Plan
The Plan

Oil over Canvas 75"x 95"

The Initiation
The Initiation

Oil over Wood 46" x 83"

The Meditation
The Meditation

36"x40" Oil over Wood