b. 1988, Mexico

Rodrigo Echeverría in his studio, 2023.


In the words of Nicolas Medina Mora, Rodrigo Echeverría "follows a very different scent of formal laws than those that govern much of contemporary Mexican art. His oeuvre is too diverse and too original to fit comfortably in one or another school and the omnivorous curiosity that nurtures his sensibility could well be described as neo-baroque painter. [He collects] gestures, colors and styles that he then makes his own, not through disrespectful appropriation, but rather by drinking from the countless fountains of human diversity. The fundamental effect that Echeverría’s canvases induce in the viewer is a sort of confusion that proves sometimes joyful, others disquieting, but always productive. Each successive viewing reveals new possibilities, new references, new readings. His paintings are divided into figurative, portraiture and landscape."

Rodrigo Echeverria (b. 1988, Mexico) is a self-taught painter that began painting from an early age within the context of a conservative Catholic society. After graduating from University, he saw that real learning happens outside of institutions. He opted for museums and art residencies, and the exploration of different cultures and countries.

He has had important portrait commissions including a portrait of the second room of the Nation’s Supreme Court of Justice and his collectors encompass all levels of society.

Echeverría explains that for him, “a painting is a synthesis of the movement of color, brushstrokes and the abstract. I divide my work into two: observation painting and imagination painting. One does not exist without the other. The first is where I paint the things that are in front of me at different moments in my life, they are the location of existences; a chess game with time and space. The second is where I paint the present synthesis of my life, a will, a scroll."

Selected works

Exhibitions with JO-HS

Rodrigo Echeverría: Narciso del Valle House, Mexico City, October 2023

Girasol, JO-HS CDMX, México, December 2021


Secretaría de Cultura, México, “La Pintura Sigue Tan Viva Como Antes: Rodrigo Echeverría,” Gob.Mx, 8 Aug. 2014.

Johnathan Saldaña, “Salon ACME es un imperdible de la Semana del arte, te decimos qué encontrarás,” Elle MX, 8 Feb. 2019.

Perla Velázquez, “Coro mudo de nube y charco en Daniela Elbahara Gallery: Platicamos con el artista Rodrigo Echeverría sobre su exposición que desarrolló durante la pandemia,” TimeOut MX, 4 Mar. 2021.

Sofía Ortiz, “Entrevista con Rodirgo Echeverría (o Mercado Juárez),” ONDA MX, 2 Jul. 2020. 

Caroline Tracey, “La suspensión entre lo absoluto y lo relativo: ‘Coro mudo de nube y charco’ de Rodrigo Echeverría,” nexos, 16 Mar. 2021.

Gabrielle Haddad, Rodrigo Echeverría, “Meet the Protagonists: Rodrigo Echeverria,” Haven for Artists, 16 Apr. 2019.

Isabel Leñero, “Exposición pictórica de Rodrigo Echeverría,” proceso, 17 Mar. 2021.