Rolando Rojas - Serrano Gallery
Marble dust and oil on canvas
Silver Street Studios
Rolando Rojas is a Mexican painter and printmaker who lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work remains deeply connected thematically to his cultural history and the legacy of the rich Oaxacan visual arts tradition. Universal themes of fertility, sensuality and music and recurring motifs, such as the cosmos, the sun and the moon are hallmarks of his work.
Like so many of his contemporaries in Oaxaca, Rolando Rojas grew up in a culture where storytelling was an important part of every child’s upbringing. His work is influenced by the tales told by his grandmother and great-grandmother, which included narratives about historical events and a variety of indigenous myths about human behavior and the beginning of the world.