Visual Artist | Spain
Born in 1956 in Salamanca Spain, Maite Rodriguez has always been inspired by her surrounding environment and nature. She began her art career by studying fine arts at the School of St. Eloy in Salamanca, under the supervision of Zacarias Gonzalez. At just 10 years old she won her first prize in a drawing competition, working with charcoal and chalk. With this beginning she progressed to paint in, acrylic, create collages and experiment with mixed techniques of drawing and painting. Maite continued her art studies under Antonio Pedrero, Carmen Mayor Ricardo Flecha and created styles where it passes the initial realism to create more modern impressionism. She eventually develops her skills with oil paints experimenting in various unique styles, ranging from classical realism, to modernism, contemporary art. She portrays a mood of growth, energy, and vivacity through her use of vibrant colours where she takes inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky´s color theory. Frequently, her themes are emphasized with her different techniques that add texture and distinctive brush strokes to the subject. On occasions, Maite integrates her affinity for nature with her cultural heritage, which is demonstrated in her Menina and Landscape collection.
Each artwork contains her signature, which is accompanied by a four-leaf clover, a symbol that has a special and personal connection to the artist.
Her artworks are modern and contemporary which instantly encapsulates the viewer and transforms any living space. Maite´s artwork has proved popular with individuals and collectors alike in Europe and the United States with her unique style, techniques, and vibrant colors.
2017 Winner of Emirates Skywards Art of Travel
2016 Featured Artist, Creatopia Create Curate Dubai
2015 Featured Artist, Saatchi London Gallery
2013 Special Merit Award, Light Space and Time Online Gallery
2010 Tasación y Peritaje de Obras de Arte, Instituto Superior de Arte, Madrid
2009 Coleccionistas y Colecciones de Arte Contemporaneo y Actual, Instituto Superior de Arte, Madrid
2006 Picasso: ida y vuelta. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2002 Curso: Modos y métodos para juzgar el arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid
1974 San Eloy, Salamanca, Escuela de Bellas Artes
2017 De la Taurocatapsia a la Tauromagia, Casino, Salamanca, España
2016 El Esplendor de Las Meninas, Hotel Alameda Palace, Salamanca, España
2015 Elegance & Prestige, Four Seasons Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Diverse Affordable Art Fair, World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE
2014 The Exclusive Exhibition, The Bulgari Hotel London, United Kingdom
2013 Red Dot Art Fair at Wynwood Art District in Miami, United States
2013 Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2013 Elements of Expression, Creative Concept INC, Art Space 29, Chelsea, NY
2012 Spirit of Art, The Moya Museum of Young Art, Vienna, Austria
2011 Nature Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Gallery, Boston, United States