Francisco Rodriguez 'In the night we believe' at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

Chilean artist Francisco Rodríguez will exhibit his paintings for the first time in Wales, at Chapter, beginning this March.


Referencing graphic animations and Japanese drawings, painter Francisco Rodriguez hints at the tradition that inspired the post-impressionists. The exhibition is unified in its limited colour palette and it invites the viewer to explore potential narrative links between the compositions which oscillate between expansive landscapes and smaller portraits.


The paintings are full of insinuations and ambiguity. Comprising intriguing, sometimes dark and inexplicable, spaces and situations, the work depicts windowless buildings, fences, fir-trees and a cast of sinister characters emerging from the shadows.

March 3, 2020