ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in the Philippines and living in Germany, Nigeria, and the Caribbean gave Geraldine Rodriguez diverse exposure to rich cultures at an early age. These life experiences influence Geraldine to probe into the personal relationship of what people imagine, therefore the subject matter of her work focuses on the reflections of the self within the family and social dynamic. Geraldine started her career in art focusing on painting the relationships people have with themselves and others. As she grew as an artist, her passion for photography emerged. Her goal has always been to capture the pure essence of “self” in situations or circumstances that are not usually exposed. Her subjects tend to be average to the normal eye but once photographed in their purest emotional state; her subjects can evoke a thought or emotion that is personal yet, easily identifiable to everyone.
Geraldine wants her body of work to uncover fact that we all may not have the same experiences in life but we all experience the same emotions. Her work reflects what many choose not to expose …themselves. Geraldine Rodriguez believes in taking risks with her work to communicate her message and has a tendency to break away from traditional technique to ensure the message is conveyed. Geraldine hopes that her work will evoke self-reflection and encourage emotional, mental, and spiritual growth among many people, leaving us with the message that we are not alone.