Julio Cesar Rodríguez Aguilar was born in 1976 in Holguin, Cuba. From a very early age, he was enthusiastic about drawing and in his adolescent years he entered the Vocational School of Art Raúl Gómez Garcia, where he learned much of the formal skills that he has developed over the course of his pictorial career. After his years at the vocational level, he entered the Professional Academy of Visual Arts in his city, graduating in the specialty of Painting, Drawing, Photography and Artistic Weaving in 1995. Julio also went on to be a professor of the arts and involved himself in book illustration, stage and costume design, muralism and more.
He specifically found fascination in surrealism which provided him with the necessary vision of what he most identified with - the mystical, the surreal, and the poetic. The paintings of Julio Cesar transport us to a dreamlike and alternative world where he amuses himself with his unconscious and dialogues with his most common thoughts and memories. His works expose a theatrical universe where stories and situations play through characters and figures of his own mysticism.
Mo met Julio when he had just moved to Louisville. She immediately recognized the prominence of his work and surrealistic mastership and asked to host a solo show at Revelry . Since then, Julio has always had a collection of work in Revelry and participated in multiple group shows and solo shows. We have been overjoyed to see the growth of his family and art career in Louisville, and are honored to be a part of his story as an artist.