Photo by Emmanuel Chagolla
“Born and raised in Indio, CA., Adam Enrique Rodriguez, 27, is quickly becoming one of California’s most prominent young artists. Known for his signature street-style paintings of faces and human figures, he incorporates classical techniques combined with a colorful abstract quality, in an ongoing conversation of personal expression.
In high school his work was featured in Palm Springs Art Museum, winning a scholarship to attend Laguna College of Art and Design. He later gained recognition from The Broad Foundation for his painting, “Interpreting Light”. In 2013, Rodriguez’s work was published as album artwork for musician Anderson Paak.
Adam currently lives and works in his hometown of Indio. Since 2016 his work has been represented by the highly acclaimed Church Boutique in Hollywood. His large scale murals have been displayed at music festivals throughout California, including Desert Trip, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and Lightning in a Bottle. Adam’s recent work centralizes around the fundamental aspects of the human condition, as he describes, “a portrait of our humanity contrived from the pursuit of personal identity”. The belief that art is a tool for change has led to features by charitable and community activist organizations such as TOMS shoe company, PBS, and the social justice pop exhibition ‘Into Action’.
From street art to fine art, Rodriguez’s unique style continues to delve deeper into the thought-provoking interpretation of one’s identity as a human being and how it relates to all of humanity."