Meet the Artist // Álvaro Rodríguez Badel

Álvaro Rodríguez is a Colombian artist working in digital mediums such as photogrammetry, video and 3d printing. Using contemporary technologies, he explores and documents nature, giving it a new meaning.

Being from Colombia, his practice is very much informed and influenced by The Amazon Forest. His artistic process begins with photographing nature and then using computer software to transform the images into 3D models. During his time in GlogauAIR, he also created pen-plotter drawings, in which a machine interpreted an image to draw. For his Open Studios, he presented a series of large-scale prints, alongside his pen plotter drawings. These works ask us to question the relationship between technology and nature. Rodríguez has since returned to Colombia, where he will continue to work as an artist.