This Sam Rodriguez Art Inspires Thought on Race and Culture

By: Trenton Millar - Published: • References: shortyfatz & hypebeast
Sam Rodriuez, who also works under the brand name Shorty Fatz, is provoking his audience to consider race and culture with his latest collection, 'Fusion Makes the World Go Round.' The San Jose-based artist is famous for his masterful multi-color art and use of design, and his latest collection does not disappoint.

Sam Rodriguez's collection encourages conversations on race and culture by using topographic maps as the canvas for portraits of people that come from a range of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Borders, identity and (inter)nationalism are all pondered as one looks upon the portraits, each of which have eyes full of emotion.

Fusion Makes the World Go Round by Sam ROdriguez continues at the Cukui Gallery in San Jose, California, until August 10, 2012. Stats for Topographic Map Portraits Trending: Older & Mild
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