Vlad Rodriguez isn’t interested in presenting Hollywood stars as they’d look on red carpets. Instead, the talented hyperrealist painter enjoys depicting famous actors at their low points, specifically bruised and battered. Not that Rodriguez does that exclusively, but a good portion of his mesmerizing illustrations features stars like Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro in their most challenging and blood-soaked roles. His affinity for contusions and lacerations actually makes his paintings highly provocative as viewers anticipate the bloody actors that show up next in his portfolio.
Browsing through Vlad Rodriguez’s work, it’s also apparent that he’s a film aficionado. Among the movies that have influenced his creations are Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, The Shining, Back to the Future and much more.