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Peter Rodulfo

Name  Peter Rodulfo
Peter Rodulfo

Peter Rodulfo (born 1958) is a British artist and sculptor who spent much of his childhood travelling across India and Australia, before settling in Norwich, UK where he studied at the Norwich school of Art and Design (now Norwich University of the Arts) from 1975 - 1979. While based in Norwich, he continued to travel extensively; he was artist in residence at Goiana, Brazil in 2004, and more recently, he was artist in residence at Shenzhen, China during 2012-13. Rodulfo re-located to the Norfolk coastal resort of Great Yarmouth in 2012 where he is a member of the 'Yarmouth Six'. He is also, conjointly with Mark Burrell, a leading member of the movement known as the North Sea Magical Realists.

Themes and influences

Rodulfo is a prolific painter, working predominately with oils on canvas, and occasionally in the medium of sculpture. His paintings are loosely associated in their imagery and symbolism to Magical Realism, exploring themes, often with great humour, such as love and loss, the erosion of memory, natural and fantasy landscape, the elements, portraiture, and animals, real and imaginary.

His art is thematically and stylistically similar to the work of Paul Klee, Max Ernst and the British surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917- 2011). However his influences, along with the subject-matter, style and imagery of his paintings are varied, experimental and esoteric.

One art-critic appraises his work thus -

"Peter Rodulfo's work is a delight tempered with a prickle of uneasea journey into an imagination that tips your expectations sideways with a sly wink and tweak. Peter plays with what you think you know but does so in such a manner that you welcome the opportunity. His work deserves and earns close scrutiny. The visual puns, the technique and colors, the mediums employed all demand that you pay attention and you do, for fear of missing something importantand his work feels important. It is a mirror, a journey, and his talent is a pure pleasure".


Rodulfo has now exhibited his paintings over a time-span of 35 years in many cities and countries, including France, Switzerland, Miami and New York, Brazil, Hong Kong and China, as well as throughout the UK.

  • 2015 PAINT Norwich Market Undercroft, November 7 -30
  • 2015 Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk August 15 - September 5
  • 2014 Feng Lin Shan shui International art exhibition, Shenzhen, China -
  • Divine, Define Feminine. London. UK Great Yarmouth Library Norfolk with Mark Burrell
  • 2013 Solo show. Da Wang cultural Highlands, Shenzhen, China
  • 2012 'Outside the white cube'. Open show Bermondsey, London - Open show. Radcliffe's and Newman's.
  • London -'Vision and Reality'. Norwich Castle Museum. 'Race into time', two person show with Stephen Vince. The Gallery, Cork St. London
  • 2011 Two person show with Mark Burrell at Norwich Playhouse.
  • 2007 Solo show "from Basel to Brasilia" Miami USA
  • 2006 Retrospective exhibition. Thin Cube Gallery, UK'
  • 2005 Cor da Carne. Brasilia, Brazil - Landscape 200, Castle Open Art Show, Norwich Castle Museum. UK.
  • 2004 Solo show Flamboyant, Gioania, Brazil - Cor da Carne, Gioania, Brazil
  • Solo show Brazilian art exchange gallery, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 2003 'Brave Destiny', New York and Florida
  • 2002 Solo show Auditorio Ambrosio Orepeza, Venezuela - Art of Imagination open show Cork St. London
  • Solo show Gallerie du Marche, Montreux, Switzerland.
  • 2000 Kelburn Castle, Glasgow - Royal Academy Summer Show, London
  • 1999 Heifer Gallery, London
  • 1998 Wahrenberger Gallery, Zurich - Sculpture Trail, Burgh Apton, Norfolk - New York Expo, New York
  • 1997 Wrentham Studios - "Shock of the New" - Suffolk Polish Cultural Institute, London - Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk
  • 1996 Miami Art Fair, U.S.A - New Mill Gallery, Norwich - Heifer Gallery, London - Price Waterhouse, London
  • 1995 Art'95 "Savannah", London - Contemporary Print Fair - The Barbican, London
  • 1994 One Man Show - Heifer Gallery, London - Peterborough Museum - Heifer Gallery, Peterborough, Southwark Arts Festival, London
  • Miami Art Fair - Ho Gallery, U.S.A
  • 1993 Castle Art Show ~ Castle Museum, Norwich - Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1992 Royal Cliff, Pattaya, Thailand, Smith's Gallery, London - Mysterious Presence, Norwich - V.A.C. Hong Kong Museum, Hong Kong
  • 1991 Art'91 Business Design Centre, Royal Society London
  • Birmingham Smith's Gallery, London, One Man Show - Village Gallery, London
  • 1990 Larger Works - Arcade Gallery, Norwich, Art'90 - Business Design Centre, London - Centre d'Art Contemporin, Rouen -
  • School House Gallery, Wighton, One Man Show Contact Gallery, Norwich
  • 1988 Men at Work - Contact Gallery, Norwich - Larger Works - Arcade Gallery, Norwich, One Man Show - Dan lan De Bairead Gallery, London
  • School House Gallery, Wighton - One Man Show - Contact Gallery, Norwich
  • 1987 One Man Show - Arts Centre, Lowestoft - Jablonski Gallery, London
  • 1986 One Man Show - Kingsgate Gallery, London
  • 1985 Margaret Fisher, London
  • 1984 School House Gallery, Wighton
  • 1983 Norwich 20's - Caste Museum, Norwich, Manfred Schuler Gallery, Zurich, One Man Show - Christ's Hospital, Horsham
  • 1982 Solo Show - Margaret Fisher, London - Six Artists of Individuality, Ipswich - Norwich 20's - UEA, Norwich
  • 1981 - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - Solo Show - Woodstock Gallery, London
  • 1980 - Norwich 20's Castle Museum, Norwich - Solo show Margaret Fisher gallery, London
  • 1978 Solo Show -Rare Bird, Norwich
  • References

    Peter Rodulfo Wikipedia

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