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Jorge Salas

Jorge Salas

Biography

Born on 1954.

In 1973 entered the Architecture Faculty of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, while he was studying painting with Professor Angel Boscan. He left de faculty to attend the School of Plastic Arts Cristobal Rojas where he took courses in painting and sculpture. In 1995 he did internships in marble laboratory de Pietra Santa, Italy.

In the late sixties, he made his first exhibitions, which sowed great expectations of his work as sculptor. He was part of El Búho que masca chimó, avant-garde group that he formed together with three sculptors. Since that time his work was characterized for paying attention to the treatment of the surface, until achieving reliefs that he realizes with the carving, the assembly and the construction. He has worked around two trends, the abstract constructive, generally larger. This last results of the construction of segments that are juxtaposed, alternating wood and stone to form a visual unit.

The abstract work exposed arises from a material unity, a volume of marble on which is written and constructed, from geometries and textures, propitiating multiple lectures as a kind of a stone document. The Tu y Yo series is based on complementary opposites contains developer elements of masculine and feminine simbologys. As a tribute to master Jesus Soto, enter direct references to the work of the kinetic as backgrounds hatched lines to produce optical vibrations.

Among other recognitions, he received the awards Vicson and Universidad de Carabobo, in the Arturo Michelena of Valencia salon, in 1977 and 1981 respectively, in addition the National Prize Francisco Narvaez. His work is part of important public and private collections, including the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Los Ángeles, (MOOLA), the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas. On an urban scale it is in El Paseo Vargas de Caracas, the Museo Mario Abreu de Maracay and the Museo Vial Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi de Margarita.

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