jose rodolfo loaiza ontiveros

Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros /   José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

Mexico

Painting

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Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros
José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros
Male
Mexico
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September 26, 2017
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico, José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is a talented artist whose work focuses on the manipulation of popular images and pop icons, with influences of Pop Art, and Lowbrow Art. Starting his career in 1998 as a self-taught artist, Rodolfo’s first solo show was in 2001, and since then he has been getting steady work. His formal education in art began in 2002 when he began attending various workshops. The artist has a degree in Graphic Design from the University ITESUS. He has taken courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture at Centro Municipal de Artes de Sinaloa (CMA).

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Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros – Salome Mouse (Left) / Resilience (Right)

Tribute to Pop Culture

Rodolfo is an artist that specializes in putting famous pop characters in unorthodox situations, at least for said characters. He tries to measure his viewers’ tolerance levels by showing beloved characters in dark, sometimes gritty and realistic situations, giving his works real shock value, and exploring the general theme of “loss of innocence”. His projects are a tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable celebrity voyeurism that exists in the world of Hollywood. He wants to raise the issue of what would happen with our classic characters if they were flesh and blood and were confronted by a frenetic and excessive world of fame, how many of them would prove to be susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or vanity? With his sharp and characteristic black humor, Rodolfo captures images, once morbidly circulated by the media, and proposes a novel way of looking at them. In his work the legendary heterosexual happy endings have been deemed outdated and have lost their exclusivity. The minorities will finally encounter an ending they’ve yearned for, beyond any bias or phobia.

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Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros – Double Standards (Left) / Popperland (Right)

Awards, Magazines, Collections

He has been rewarded with some awards and recognitions, including the Prize of painting “Antonio López Sáenz” and “Salón de Pequeño Formato” in Mexico, as well as several Honorable Mentions awards. His work has appeared in prestigious magazines, newspapers, and Tv Shows, including Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Vogue Italy, LA Weekly, El Mundo Spain, El Universal Mexico, Univision, Telemundo, Huffington Post, and many others. His work is in the collections of, Long Gone John, Greg Wells, David Arquette, Rupert Grint, Kevin Haskins, Jessicka Addams and others. Some of the social media personalities/celebrities that have published and commented about his work are, Katy Perry, Madonna, Slash, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Drake Bell, Asia Argento, Marina and the Diamonds, The Veronicas, Alaska y Dinarama, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeremy Scott, Liberty Ross and Perez Hilton.

Featured image: Jose Rofolfo Loaize Ontiveros – Yayoi Kusama Tribute, Infinite spirit
All images copyright Jose Rofolfo Loaize Ontiveros

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2017New WorksKrause Gallery, NY, NYSolo
2017Emerging to EstablishedKrause Gallery, NYGroup
2015Wonder PopLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014Profanity PopLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2013Messin' with the MastersMesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona MuseumGroup
Young ArtNational Chamber of Industry and Transformation, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
International Small Art Exhibition, the 10th, Suzuhiro Kamaboko Board Painting ContestJaponGroup
Plastica Juvenil MazatlecaMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
NORARTENoroeste Newspaper Gallery, Mazatlan SinaloaGroup
5 BUENOSMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
CREARTEGallery Lobodome, Zacatecas, MexicoGroup
Salon de la MuerteMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan, MexicoGroup
Flat ShowAngela Peralta Theater Gallery, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
70 Aniversario Politecnico NacionalNational Polytechnic Institute, DF, MexicoGroup
TOMARTE PARADEUrban art, Mazatlan and Culiacan Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
XIV Prize Antonio Lopez SaenzMaSIN, Culiacan, Mochis Sinaloa, MexicoGroup
COLORMuseum Que Viva Sinaloa, Mazatlan SinaloaGroup
Five ContinentsMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan, SinaloaGroup
Found objectsMuseum of Modern Art, and MaSIN, Mazatlan, Culiacan and Mochis, SinaloaGroup
International Museum DayMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan SinGroup
A la Vuelta de VenusUrban Gallery, Mazatlan SinGroup
XVI Prize Antonio Lopez SaenzAngela Peralta Theater Gallery, Mazatlan and Culiacan, MexicoGroup
My Only Regret is That I Won't Be Able to Kill You PersonallyGallery arts Center, Monterrey NLGroup
Everything but the Kitschen SynkLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
La Luz de Jesus, 25 anniversaryLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
Mixtape Los AngelesLEBASSE CHINATOWN, CaliforniaGroup
LALUZAPALOOZA 26thLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
LALUZAPALOOZA 27thLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
ORALE, The Kings and Queens of CoolHarwood Museum of art, Taos New MexicoGroup
LALUZAPALOOZA 28thLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
LA Art Show 2015La Convention Center, CAGroup
Raw MaterialSan Ignacio, Sin, MexicoSolo
Relatos de NostalgiaMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoSolo
PanzonasMuseum of Modern Art, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoSolo
The KitschHotel Holiday Inn, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoSolo
FlatAngela Peralta Theater Gallery, Mazatlan Sinaloa, MexicoSolo
DisenchantedLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USASolo
DisasterlandLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USASolo
DisHollywoodLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USASolo