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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge is a Cuban American contemporary artist based in Spain.

 

He is a founder of the New York City Culture Jamming movement and is an innovator in the international urban art scene.

 

Since the late 90´s he has been creating a counter balance to the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers by creating impressively huge photo realistic charcoal portraits of anonymous people only to enjoy the beauty of how they fade away into the cityscape and the moment. Rodríguez-Gerada´s unique direction was mentioned in Naomi Klein´s book No Logo published in 2000, and was a precursor of the use of anonymous portraits now common in street art. He is an urban artist that is way ahead of the curve and is blowing peoples minds.

 

Jorge’s gallery work currently contemplates two bodies of work. Urban Analogies: charcoal drawings made in over 250 years old extracted wall surfaces. Memorylithics: Sculptures made in over 500 years old recovered architectural materials.

 

Project Space: The Penetrating Surface

Supported by: SUBEN Art Management & Gallery, Barcelona

 

The significance of the work that he is exhibiting lies upon the importance given to the weathered and worn urban wall surfaces and salvaged building material for their intrinsic value. His masterful drawings and sculptures give importance to these textures and materials for the intangible memory that they possess and the passage of time that they portray.

 

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