Pedro Rodríguez Garrido

is a Spanish painter. Born in Huelva, Spain in 1971, Garrido was educated at the University of Seville. It was after graduating that Garrido often found himself drawn to exploring cities. The technological marvels and the diversity within these vibrant places fascinated him. He has been inspired by ‘urban’ American artists, such as Edward Hopper and Richard Estes, and was drawn especially to the charms of New York which provides a backdrop to much of his work. Garrido’s interest in the city’s infrastructure can be seen in all his works, from the busy ‘highway scenes’ to the ‘panoramic views’ taken from tall buildings. The way he builds up the oils, layer upon layer of often quite dry paint ‘dragged’ across the surface creates a textured finish. A few well chosen marks translate into a passing car, or touches of colour hint at a traffic light. In many works there is a sense of a continuing motion with Garrido’s trademark and vibrant brushstrokes. His palette of cool, soft tones conveys a ‘Turneresque’ atmosphere to his subject. Garrido currently lives in Spain and continues to paint depictions of these living breathing cities. For this show, his first in London he has painted several street scenes and views of the Thames, but there are also views of American cities such as New York and Chicago and scenes from his native Spain, including Seville.

More paintings of the artist here.

Al final de la calle.50x120 cms View from the Empire State. 24x48 inches. Crosswalk. 23,6x23,6 inches.Oil on table.2012 Fog in New York.160x130 cms.Oleo sobre tabla Chrysler I.61 x122 cms Autovía. 95x130 cms Puentes.61x122 cms Panorámica II.61x122 cms Gran Via gris.100x100 cms Sombras en la carretera.39x47 cms Obra1.60x60 obra2 Viernes tarde(New York).35x35 cms Last week (New York).35x35 cms La vida en la Gran Vía (Madrid).35x35 cms

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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