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Peter Rodulfo

From Trinidad to Great Yarmouth

5th September to 4th October 2020

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Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm or by appointment

Sizes quoted are of artworks. Where enquiries of prices are made on the gallery, the work is subject to availability and the price to change. ALL WORKS FOR SALE

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Peter Rodulfo
A Walk in the Woods – 2020
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 56cm
£1,800
Peter Rodulfo
Amusement Arcade – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Bathing on a Humid Day – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Belmont – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
46xm x 60cm
£1,000
Peter Rodulfo
Blue House – 2020
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
Breakfast in Arima – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
97cm x 97cm
£5,000
Peter Rodulfo
Breydon Water – 2018
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 85cm
£1,700
Peter Rodulfo
Caribbean Market – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Caught in the Rain – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Circus Parade – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Colleen – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
53cm x 36cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
Corner Shop – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Evening Gathering – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Great Yarmouth Market – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Holiday Romance – 2017
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm
£1,200
Peter Rodulfo
Hot on d Spot – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Independence Day – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Karaoke in the Wellington – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Lost in Great Yarmouth – 2015
Acrylic on canvas
137cm x 92cm
£8,000
Peter Rodulfo
On the Quay I – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
On the Quay II – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Pirate's Cove – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Quay Pride – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Ready to Go – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
Salvation on the Seafront – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£2,000
Peter Rodulfo
Sunday Afternoon – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
39cm x 28cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
The Adventure – 2020
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£2,000
Peter Rodulfo
The Carpenter's Cat – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
The Invaders – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
The Old Art School – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
The Smoker – 2020
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
£1,600
Peter Rodulfo
The Surprising Trampoline – 2010
Oil on canvas
90cm x 90cm
£4,000
Peter Rodulfo
The Windmill Theatre – 2018
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 61cm
£1,500
Peter Rodulfo
Toco Rocks – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
66cm x 56cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
View from a Bridge – 2018
Acrylic on wood panel
30cm x 22cm
SOLD
Peter Rodulfo
White Oak Rum on a Hot Afternoon – 2019
Acrylic on canvas
56cm x 66cm
£1,600

Peter Rodulfo

Peter Rodulfo (born 1958, Washington DC) is a British artist and sculptor who spent much of his childhood travelling across India and Australia, before settling in Norwich where he studied at the School of Art and Design (now Norwich University of the Arts) between 1975 to 1979. Following art school Rodulfo’s first solo exhibition was held in 1980 at the Margaret Fisher gallery in London, where he has shown regularly for several years. From that time he has continued to show both at home in the UK, and internationally in Europe, Asia, USA, and South America. In 2012 Rodulfo re-located to the Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth where he is a member of the 'Yarmouth Six' group. He is also a leading member of the art movement known as the North Sea Magical Realists.

Rodulfo has travelled extensively including as an artist in residence at The Barony of Fulwood Trust Foundation Goiana, Brazil in 2004, and artist in residence at Shenzhen, China during 2012–13 and in 2016, Artist in Residence at The Barony of Fulwood Trust, Open For Art Project at Fundao, Portugal. Wherever he has been he has made sense of the past through his painting.

Rodulfo’s early art education came from his Father, Monty, who as a young man had wished to study art in Paris but, as a child of an ambassador, was expected to pursue a more traditional career in the army and ultimately intelligence services where he later advised the Australian, American and British governments on political issues in South East Asia.

However, Monty continued to paint throughout his life, inspiring Rodulfo with trips to the Ajunta caves in India and teaching him to paint. Now fifty years since his Father’s death in mysterious circumstances his inspiration for painting and world adventure continues. The family history on Rodulfo’s mother’s side is equally as intriguing. His Danish grandfather, Martinus Poulsen, having moved to London during the early part of the 20th century become a successful entrepreneur and owner of hotels and clubs including the famous Café de Paris established in 1924. The patronage of the Prince of Wales ensured the clientele included notables from Europe’s high society. However, on 8th March 1941 the Café was bombed killing at least 34 people including Peter’s grandfather and the 26 year old bandleader Ken ‘SnakeHips’ Johnson.

Rodulfo is a prolific painter employing a highly specific and identifiable technique, working predominantly in oils on canvas, but occasionally in the medium of sculpture, and, as in the case of the works displayed here, acrylics. Much of his work is loosely associated in the imagery and symbolism of Magical Realism, exploring themes such as love and loss, the erosion of memory and creatures, both real and imaginary. His art is thematically and, arguably, stylistically similar to the work of Paul Klee, Max Ernst and the British surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011). However, his influences, along with subject-matter, style and imagery of his paintings remain broad and experimental. His work possesses a variety of meanings and addresses itself directly to both the viewers powers of association and imagination. In this exhibition Rodulfo’s work returns to being less a painter of dreams, or magical realist, and to a more naturalistic content and approach with colourful and highly imaginative paintings that reflect his recent travels to Trinidad and works that depict his candid, topographical observations of Great Yarmouth, including the lurid seafront amusement arcades, remote corner shops and quayside activity. Rodulfo’s recent visit to Trinidad was prompted by a story he was told as a child regarding his family being the only remaining Rodulfos in the world. With the expediency and global connectivity of social media to aid his ancestry investigation he was surprised to discover that his paternal grandfather was from Trinidad, and that today he has a large family there, descended from cocoa planters. This led to an invitation to visit and meet with extended family for the first time, including the offer of a studio space, and a show at the National Library in the Port of Spain where Rodulfo pursued a creative vision capturing both the vibrant colour and character of the island that references his seaside home town and his artistic and family relationships. The influence of these contrasting environments have created a compelling body of work that you see displayed here that provide the viewer with more than personal relevance.

James Steward
Ipswich Museums Manager


Peter Rodulfo was born in Washington D.C, USA, in 1958. His early years were spent in Australia and India before coming to England in the mid sixties. He was educated in Suffolk, before going to study painting at Norwich School of Art 1975 – 1979.

Since leaving art school he has exhibited all over the world in both solo, group and open shows.

Rodulfo has a prolific output in many different mediums, such as oil paint, watercolour, etching, bronze sculpture and assemblages. His work can be found in both private and public collections.

Exhibitions

1978  Solo Show -'Rare Bird', Norwich 

1980 Norwich 20's Castle Museum, Norwich 
Solo show Margaret Fisher gallery, London

1981 Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 
Solo  Show - Woodstock Gallery, London

1982 Solo Show - Margaret Fisher, London 
Six Artists of Individuality, Ipswich
Norwich 20's - U. E.A., Norwich 

1983  Norwich 20's - Caste Museum, Norwich 
Manfred Schuler Gallery, Zurich
One Man Show - Christ's Hospital, Horsham 

1984  School House Gallery, Wighton, Norfolk

1985  Margaret Fisher, London 

1986  One Man Show - Kingsgate Gallery, London 

1987  One Man Show - Arts Centre, Lowestoft Jablonski Gallery, London 

1988  Men at Work - Contact Gallery, Norwich 
Larger Works - Arcade Gallery, Norwich 
One Man Show - Danlan De Bairead Gallery, London 
School House Gallery, Wighton, Norfolk 
One Man Show - Contact Gallery, Norwich 

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
1991 Art'91 Business Design Centre, London
Royal Society, Birmingham Smith's Gallery, London
One Man Show - Village Gallery, London

1992  Royal Cliff, Pattaya, Thailand 
Smith's Gallery, London
Mysterious Presence, Norwich
V.A.C. Hong Kong Museum, Hong Kong

1993 Castle Art Show ~ Castle Museum, Norwich
Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong

1994  One Man Show - Heifer Gallery, London
Peterborough Museum - Heifer Gallery, Peterborough
Southwark Arts Festival, London
Miami Art Fair - Ho Gallery, U.S.A 

1995 Art'95 "Savannah", London 
Contemporary Print Fair - The Barbican, London

1996  Miami Art Fair, U.S.A 
New Mill Gallery, Norwich
Heifer Gallery, London
Price Waterhouse, London

1997  Wrentham Studios - "Shock of the New" 
Suffolk Polish Cultural Institute, London
Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk

1998  Wahrenberger Gallery, Zurich 
Sculpture Trail, Burgh Apton, Norfolk
New York Expo, New York

1999  Heifer Gallery, London

2000  Kelburn Castle, Glasgow
Royal Academy Summer Show, London

2002  Solo show, Auditorio Ambrosio Orepeza, Venezuela . 
Art of Imagination open show, Cork St. London. 
Solo show Gallerie du Marche Montreux Switzerland. 

2003 " Brave Destiny" New York and Florida 

2004  Solo show flamboyant, Gioania, Brazil. 
"Cor da Carne" Gioania, Brazil. 
Solo show Brazilian art exchange gallery, Brasilia, Brazil. 

2005 "Cor da Carne" Brasilia, Brazil. 
"Landscape 200" Castle Open Art Show, Norwich Castle Museum. UK. 

2006  Retrospective exhibition. Thin Cube Gallery, .UK

2007  Solo show "from Basel to Brasilia" Miami USA

2011  Two person show with Mark Burrell. The Playhouse Theatre, Norwich.UK

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", with Stephen Vince. The Gallery, Cork St. London

2013 Solo show.  Da Wang Cultural Highlands , Shenzhen, China

2014 Feng Lin Shan shui International art exhibition, Shenzhen, China
Divine, Define Feminine. London. UK
Great Yarmouth Library Norfolk

2015 133 Gallery Great Yarmouth Norfolk
Halesworth Gallery Suffolk
'Paint' Market Undercroft, Norwich Norfolk

2016 Casa Tua, London
Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth. Norfolk

2017 Yarmouth 6 & Friends. Skippings Gallery. Great Yarmouth

2018 Walking through Walls (solo). Skippings Gallery, Gt Yarmouth

2019 Solo Show National Library, Port of Spain. Trinidad.