b. 1969 Madrid, Spain
The "Pygmalion Effect" series explores the popular psychological idea that greater expectations lead to better performance. The works question how an artist can influence a viewer’s perception. Religious iconography, European mass media and classical figures create "a world in which self-perception is determined by movies and publicity."
Extraordinary Art + Design
A clean canvas puts the focus on the mixed media artworks of Almudena Rodriguez. A Samarghand carpet grounds this room, alongside a 19th c. handwoven trunk and crystal spheres. A vintage Knoll chair and stone drum cocktail table stand up to the art—without getting in it's way.