Today we’d like to introduce you to Luz Rodriguez Dager.
Luz, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Well, Since I was a kid, I like to have colored pencils, paintings or other materials in my hands and started doing awesome masterpieces unless for my mom. I remember I want to become a great artist, but well I guess when you are a kid you dream a lot, and everything is possible. And like everyone, I grew up and put that dream in stand by.
When I graduated from high school, I was decided to pursue a career in arts, but my parents thought was not the right decision to take. Just as a #FUNFACT I come from a family where everyone took a career in the food business. so, I guess that they felt afraid about my future. That is how I decided to pursue a career as a graphic designer which I thought was the closest thing for what I really want to do.
While I was studying in my last year of college I realize that design wasn’t for me, even tho I still working as a freelance graphic designer nowadays. So, I graduated from college and decided that what I really want to do, what I really fell passion for is Arts. So, I started painting, experimenting with different mediums and going to summer programs, drawing events, residencies and continuing education classes. And nowadays I am here and there, in social media, in events, collective expositions, etc. trying to make my career grow.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I enjoy playing with lines and colors in my art. Every piece that I have done hide concepts, stories, and visual solutions to communicate something. I do a little bit of everything but mainly I use a lot of watercolors, gouaches and digital to create my artwork. Also, I had an experiment with clay, acrylics, different surfaces, textures, etc.
My message in each piece variate but I had done a lot of work inspired on society, social rules, women rights, emotions, and my own personal development as a woman.
I think that every painting keeps a part of the artist soul, is the way of exposure to the world in a way that we don’t need words to express our concerns, hopes believes, desires, etc.
How can artists connect with other artists?
I started going to drawing clubs, artist collectives spaces and residencies to meet new artist to make connections, get inspired, learn new things or techniques, etc. Also, I travel as much as I can and I meet people that probably I wouldn’t be able to meet in my common environment.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Yes, I have right now an exhibition in Perú and another one in Ecuador (my hometown) and also I am working in another one that will take place in NYC. I post a lot on Instagram #milleniansperks, people can find me there as @ms.roda, I sell some of my artworks and products that I made on society6 and Tictail. Lately, I open a Patreon, but I am very new on that, so I still learning how to take advantage of that.
- Website: http://www.msroda.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @ms.roda
- Other: https://society6.com/