In the event that you have ever viewed The ABC sitcom “Freddie” and ABC’s “Great Makeover Home Edition”, you may have as of now saw some of Rodney White’s amazing craftsmanship pieces. Every so often something so extraordinary, eye-getting and outwardly satisfying goes along that it just truly snatches you. This is the situation with the triumphant mix of shading, provincial style, and opportune messages that Rodney White has made.
One faultfinder composes of Rodney White’s work, “The most astounding part of this work is that it isn’t made on a PC however on a canvas. I’m stunned by these superb typographical marvels. The retro feeling, grunch impact and pleasant shading mixes make them truly emerge. The greater part of his work contains significant messages. Rodney additionally utilizes diverse materials and strategies, primarily acrylic. The greater part of his works of art are on wood yet some are on metallic and there is even one on a fake block board.”
This Georgian craftsman, now a New Yorker living in Brooklyn, has a continually developing group of onlookers purchasing and gathering his works. His notoriety took off after his national introduction on TV, and the previous two years have been a defining moment for this self-educated craftsman who hails from Augusta, Georgia.
Rodney White was conceived in Augusta in 1976. He lived in Atlanta from 1997-2005, and after that made the move to Brooklyn, New York where he works and lives. Amid his time in Atlanta, Rodney attended a specialized organization to concentrate on visual correspondences in 1999. In 2003, he had his first solo show. His “Performance Exhibitions” incorporate the accompanying: 2005 “Future Becomings” Claret Arts: Atlanta, Georgia; 2004 “Retro Notions” Claret Arts: Atlanta, Georgia; 2004 “Late works” Octane: Atlanta, Georgia; and 2003 ” Love is…” Open Artist Studio: Atlanta, Georgia.
Since 2004 Rodney White has likewise gathered a significant rundown of credits for “Gathering Exhibitions” where his work has been respected. These incorporate the accompanying:
2006 “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” Anchorage Museum of History and Art: Anchorage, Alaska; 2006 “Two Person Show: Recent Works” Tag Art Gallery: Nashville, Tennessee; 2005 “Think Small Exhibition” Art 6 Gallery: Richmond, VA; 2005 Affordable Art Fair: Clapham Art Gallery (London, UK) New York, NY; 2005 “Open Gallery Show” E. Weber Gallery: Atlanta, Georgia; 2005 Decatur Arts Walk: Decatur, Georgia; 2005 Art Expo New York; 2004 Spin and Gin Fund-raiser: Atlanta, Georgia; 2004 Decatur Arts Walk: Decatur, Georgia; 2004 “Gathering Show: Recent Works” Iridium Gallery: Roswell, Georgia; 2004 “Open Gallery Show” Iridium Gallery: Roswell, Georgia; and 2004 “Roswell Art Walk” Taylor Kinzel Gallery: Roswell, Georgia.
Other than his gathering and solo displays, Rodney White’s presentation brought on national extents with the accompanying credits: 2005 Art World News article, April issue; 2005 Extreme Makeover Home Edition, 4 paints finished another home; 2005 “Freddie” sitcom on ABC Rodney White picture decided for part of the perpetual set configuration; 2005 article in Access Atlanta Exhibition Review; 2006 Extreme Makeover Home Edition, 9 pieces finished another home; and 2006 TBS’s Movie and a Makeover, unique workmanship commission for a room outline.
What does Rodney think about his presentation on system TV? “There is by all accounts some gravitational draw between my work and the ABC system. My work was showed up on Extreme Makeover Home Edition with the Crawford Smith Family. An astounding 9 pieces were hanging in the home, AND you could really see them on TV. It was an aggregate astonishment to me. My mother called while I was trying to painting to let me know and very quickly after the pictures were demonstrated my telephones begin ringing free with calls from loved ones saying that they saw it and individuals complimenting me. It was a major ordeal the first run through and major ordeal once more. What was seen on the show were canvas exchanges of my works of art.”
On the off chance that you ask Rodney what moves him, he would say, “Everything. I see things all over the place and ordinary that gives me some thought for my pieces. I want to visit bug markets and old fashioned markets. I see the normal maturing of things around us. Bulletin signs, structures, bundles, and maturing paper get my consideration. I try to reproduce the rusting and rotting look of things I see.”
Where did his longing to be a craftsman all start? He guarantees that he has fiddled with craftsmanship since his pre-kindergarten days. He recounts the narrative of racing through his class work with the goal that he could be the first back to the scrap paper confine the classroom. Indeed, he concedes that he would fill the clear pages in the front and back of reference books since he thought, “Those sheets were put there for me.”
At the point when Rodney further clarifies his perspective all alone work, he imparts his interest to verse, typography, publicizing configuration and vintage signs. He says that by attempting to urge others to see those things that he is, “learning, educating, and motivating.” In depicting his work and its association with the past, he says, “The past has dependably been something that I’ve felt we could/ought to gain from, and promoting has dependably been an impression of the goals and societal standards that are crashed into the hearts and brains of purchasers. Well…what if those determined longings turned out to be all the more decidedly powerful on our psyches and internal creatures? In this way, giving us something to take into the way we experience our lives, and approach our general surroundings.”
Rodney has an affection for the crumbling of things which incorporates protests and surfaces. He sees how things have created and matured. He observes old fashioned marks, old books and vintage publications which have that “accomplished look.” Because he trusts that craftsmanship will be around quite a while, he feels the most ideal approach to abandon messages is through workmanship.
Rodney additionally says that he gets motivation from music, different craftsmen, writers, and writing. He appreciates music of different types and says, “I’m taking a shot at a slight taste for nation. What’s more, that doesn’t appear to work out. It is much harder than I suspected.” Other craftsmen that he respects are: Sabrina Ward Harrison, Rik Catlow, Anja Kroenke, Tim Marrs, and Ashley Wood. Among the artists he peruses are Saul Williams and Sabrina Ward Harrison.
At the point when talking about his companions, Rodney says, “A ton of my canvases originate from what I compose frequently in my Journal/Idea books. A great deal of times my companions and the general population I meet say the most splendid things and they now and again never mean them the way I hear them. Fortunate me I presume.”
At the point when gotten some information about his interests, Rodney says, “I adore furniture and cooking up living spaces. Stylistic layout stuff. Motion pictures, gathering and listening 2 music. Books (Angels, Aliens, Theology) and Writing. Figuring out how to appreciate the little things about existence – like strolling in the sand shoeless. Riding my bicycle around the city. Day by day getaways listening to my iPod. (I tend to truly visit new places when I do this). Talking and making…connections with individuals. Finding out about individuals and their stories. Everyone has them – not everyone has somebody that needs to hear them out and DREAMING…Always Dreaming.”