Over 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.
Chiqui Rodriguez' paintings have all gone up in value since 2000. Globally, 25 artworks from the "Sparkling radiance in the midst of still air" (2012) series exhibited in "Nothing but the Stars" in Berlin have been sold out. DMCI commissioned the artist to do a series of paintings "Quintessence of Faith" (2008) installed at one of their luxury properties in Manila. Her art and design encompass 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.
Chiqui's paintings are collected by the diplomatic community, serious art collectors, investors, politicians, businessmen, young professionals and corporations in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Aside from its investment value, the artworks are perfect for decorating homes, office buildings, schools, restaurants and public spaces.
A doctorate student at the University of the Philippines and a former executive from two of the world's Fortune 100 companies, Chiqui is one of the renowned artists of Saatchi's Online Gallery and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Inspired by experience, she visualized her emotional responses through a process that began with an electronic sketchpad and lead to expressions, that according to the artist, referred to layers of meaning – sudden bursts of happiness, excitement, compassion, moments of bliss. Her medium is mostly acrylic and coffee because of its flexibility and adaptability on whatever surface it land.
The artist is inspired by moments of happiness, love and hope of everyday experiences. She hopes that her paintings will be able to provide a decent education for underserved children.
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