Three decades of Chiqui Rodriguez' life takes her from the Philippines' art capital in Angono (the hometown where she shared with national artists Carlos "Botong" Francisco and Lucio D San Pedro) to Berlin and various international art scenes. Granddaughter to a well-known realist artist - the late Perdigon Vocalan, Chiqui is known for her emotionally uplifting abstract paintings. Her art and design encompasses an astonishing variety of media including painting, drawing, music covers, and interior design to name a few. Her abstract art ranges from coffee on paper featuring "intense" post-modern imagery, to her "advection" painting that exemplifies the movement of paint due to force and transforms into celestial bodies. Her limited edition paintings continue to rise in value that makes her one of the most sought-after living artists, and an important voice in the art scene. We are proud that the Philippines continues to create its mark in the art world through a Filipina who comes from an artist lineage in Angono and produces artworks that inspire community development.
Her paintings are collected mainly by the diplomatic community and reached Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America that makes her work gain international value. Her artwork exudes feelings of optimism, happiness, energy, and hope of everyday experiences. She loves to play with different styles that evoke varied emotions. Research and traveling in Europe perfect her work since 2004 that is why art enthusiasts find sophistication in her pieces through the marriage of colors, culture, and texture of the paintings.
Chiqui holds a master's degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines, while her doctorate course brings out the heart in her work when she presents feelings of hope in her paintings. Her passion to help the underserved inspires her to create artworks that raise funds to provide skills training for financially challenged families. She is an artist at Saatchi's Online Gallery and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. In the corporate scene, she led Fortune 100 companies and retail giants in the Philippines in the field of management.
Chiqui uses many different medium, such as oil, acrylics, coffee, semi-precious stones, and wood. She believes that working in a single medium is restrictive to her artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
She is inspired about stories of hope, positivity and love. Chiqui travels and visits different communities to learn more on how she can help women gain access to education, funding and networking. She loves to inspire hope and strives to be a blessing to other people through her work.
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