ARTHUR E RODRIGUES was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied at New York Academy of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology and Jacques Harvey Oil Academy in Miami, and his art has been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and London. He considers his paintings architectonic abstractions, which he constructs using a unique and personal idiom of shapes and colors. His sculptures explore the relationship between the figurative and the abstract, using a number of different mediums. Arthur has been selected as one of GLAAD's Top 100 Artists (4 years) and his work has been featured in Saatchi Arts "Your Gallery" and ARTnews magazine.