Blending crudity and mastery, Pedro Rodríguez Fernández’s paintings reverberate with the ominous echoes of Spanish gothic history. They evoke an undiscovered Renaissance of cave paintings, or a collection of interrupted works of master artists from the era of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele when artists were experimenting with distortions of the human form. Fernández’s figures range from Greek mythology to rounded women who look as if they toiled in the fields of an ancient world. At first glance, his works seem to be sculptures molded from dirt and sand and congealed blood, dotted with raw salts and stained with the thick pastes of foreign spices. His carefully chosen color palette creates a primordiality that is grounding and rare to a world overrun with bright colors and lights.