Francisco Rodrigues (b. 2001, Funchal, PT) is an artist based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Rodrigues’s work focuses on an acidic act of rubbing immiscible stuff. At the core of his practice is a concern for twisted/unfamiliar/queerer lines of thought. Devilishly sly and mischievous, they are inspired by wrongness, randomness, depravity, perversion, pop culture and the internet. These subjects are approached by gathering material collected from the web, from archives, from their living or from trash, which they manipulate, appropriate, edit, and copy-paste to their liking. Defined categories are rejected and get pulled in unpredictably playful ways. Seemingly disparate objects are put in a blender to consume but also regurgitate the resulting amalgamation mid-digestion in an experimental exercise of rejection and filth. Something way gooier and messy. Horizons are abolished, objects morph, and meaning becomes coded. Burning/stomping/tearing/undoing - on a perpetual slashing loop.