RODAL Carlos, 1964 –
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
|1992 – 1980||Independent studies of aesthetics, art history and architecture theory with architect and professor Ignacio Díaz–Morales|
|1988 – 1983||B.F.A. of architecture and urbanism, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, ITESO university, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico|
|1986 – 1983||Painting at Casa de la Cultura Jalisience|
Mr. Rodal’s paintings and sculptures have been internationally exhibited in solo and group shows since 1986. In 1990 he took part in “Parallel Project”, as part of “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” exhibition and other Mexican cultural events at New York City.
In 1991 he was invited to exhibit in “Mito y Magia en América”, the opening of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, together with Jean Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Terry Winters, Daniel Senise, Susan Rothenberg, Germán Venegas among others, where his work is part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
From 1995-1996 participated in the art show “Jalisco Genio y Maestría”, the major exhibition of two centuries of master painters of Jalisco, together with Mexican Muralist painters Dr. Atl and José Clemente Orozco and Mexican School masters such as María Izquierdo, Juan Soriano, Jesus (Chucho) Reyes, Jesus Guerrero Galván, Roberto Montenegro, and contemporary painters such as Javier Arevalo and Gabriel Macotela at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey and Antiguo Colegio de San Idelfonso at Mexico City.
In 1997 he had a solo show, “New Apparitions” with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Ramis Barquet Gallery. He co-founded with the artist Carlos Pez, The Leonard Codex Arts Assemblage in Brooklyn, NY in 1999.
From 2001 to 2008 he was invited to participate in an art worldwide project by TransCultural Exchange and the UNESCO.
Since 2002 he started to build large scale sculptures in steel.
In 2004 he had a solo show “Acción del Polen” in the context of XVIII International Book Fair FIA at Guadalajara, Mexico, with a 2005 he had a solo exhibit “Hibridaciones” at the historic Ex Convento Del Carmen in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2005 he took part in the sculpture exhibition “Dimension variable;site fixed” at CAC, Gallery Cambridge Arts Council in Massachusetts, sponsered in part by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.
In 2007, he won the contest “New Life Visual” to exhibit at New Life Shop Gallery & The Wooloo Project Fund at Berlin, Germany.
In 2009, received the commission of ITESO University to build a monumental sculpture for the campus.
In 2009 he had a solo exhibition, “Encanto del Volcán” at the Pinacoteca Universitaria at Colima Mexico.
His work has also been exhibited together with Mexican masters as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Irma Palacios, Francisco Toledo, Sergio Hernández, José Luis Cuevas, Lilia Carrillo, Manuél Felguerez, Roger von Gunten, Rodolfo Morales, Rodolfo Nieto, Miguel y José and Francisco Castro Leñero and together with masters of other countries such as Miquel Barceló, Louis Borgueois, Mimo Palladino, Jorg Immendorff, A.R. Penck, Georg Baselitz, Saint Clair Cemin, Guillermo Kuitka, Segundo Planes, Robert Longo and Julian Schnabel.
During the 80s he traveled extensively in Europe and during the 90s around the world, studying the art expressions. He keeps studios both in New York City and Guadalajara, Mexico since 1997. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally since 1986.
|1997 – present||Based between Guadalajara, Mexico and New York City|
|2001 – 1989||Traveled frequently to Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico and New York City|
|1997 – 1995||Lived and worked in Chapala Lake, Jalisco, Mexico|
|1999||Cofounder of The Leonard’s Codex Art Assemblage, LeCAA|
|1995||Traveled the first time to Oaxaca Mountains, Mexico with the Mazateca ethnic community|
|1993 – 1992||Lived in Paris and Rome. Journey through India.|
|1992||Traveled for the first time to Sierra Madre Occidental in Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico with the Huichol ethnic community|
|1991||Lived and worked in New York City and Paris|
|1989 – 1991||Had a studio in Comala, Colima and in Guadalaja, Mexico|
|1988 – 1991||Joins art projects with architect Marco Aldaco|
|1990||Lived and worked two seasons in Rome, Italy|
|1987 – 1990||Had a studio at the same building as were his mentor architect Ignacio Díaz-Morales had his studio, in Guadalajara, Mexico|
|1989||Professional thesis: “Ecological Project for a Resort Complex in Hautulco Bay”, Oaxaca, Mexico
Proposal to restaurateur and renew in art gallery the Ex-convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
|1984 – 1988||Frequent visits to Europe: France, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, and Czech Republic|
|1982 – 1988||Traveled throughout Mexico and studied the manifestations of the popular art, focused on the handcraft and architecture of the Colonial and Pre- Columbian civilizations of Ancient Mesoamerica|
|1987||Co-founder of a team of young architects (Ars Consortium), to represent Mexico in an international contest of the fifth century of encountering of two worlds. Project: “Restoration and Reintegration of Historic Monuments”, Sevilla, Spain|
|1983 – 1986||Took classes of portrait and anatomy from painter Ma. Luisa González–Aréchiga|
|1982 – 1984||Took classes of photography from photographer Mito Covarrubias and painting lessons from artist Lázaro Julián|
|1984||First trip to Los Angeles, CA
Met poet Elías Nandino and started a friendship. He wrote several poems for his solo exhibition in 1988
|1982||Traveled for the first time to New York City and Europe
Met painter and sculptor Juan Soriano and started a friendship
|1992 – 1981||Throughout these years, Professor Ignacio Díaz-Morales, architect and urbanist was his mentor and teacher in art history, esthetics, and theory of architecture, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|1981||Met architect and urbanist Luis Barragán in Mexico City and started a friendship|
|1981 – 1980||Met Juan Rulfo in Guadalajara, Mexico|
|1976||Traveled to Mexico City to visit museums|
|1968||Received his first art classes from his father, who is an architect and his mother who both stimulate him in arts|