Chris’s digital illustrations are visually striking. The layered colors, patterns and textures take on a life of their own, pulling you in as a viewer. You can’t help but stay a while.
Chris Tobar Rodriguez aka Tobar was born and raised in in Chicago, Illinois but is now based in Austin, TX. He is a multimedia artist in every sense of the word. His list of mediums include but are not exclusive to: photography, illustration, typography, and pulsating colors.
How would you describe your artwork?
I create a symbolic language representative of personal and, sometimes, isolating, experiences through my art.
I’m inspired by notions on how the mind communicates with the soul. Hints of color pull the viewer up and away from the dark; an underlying but ever-present contrast. The symbols I use describe a journey of becoming oneself through these actions of hope and aim.