Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Jorge Blanco. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Jorge , appreciate you joining us today. Did you always know you wanted to pursue a creative or artistic career? When did you first know?
In my childhood home there was no artwork anywhere, When I was 12 years old, I saw my first abstract work of art: a painting by Auguste Herbin which impacted me and inspired me to become an artist. In high school I created the graphics for the school’s newpaper which I turned into a three-dimensional free standing structure inspired by Naum Gabo’s sculptures. After I graduated from high school I was awarded a scholarship to study Industrial Design at a prestigious art school in Caracas, Venezuela.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers?
After my degree in Industrial Design I started working as a graphic designer to make a living, at that time in Venezuela there was not a huge market for Industrial Designers. At the same time I started sculpting, using materials like wood, bronze and elastic fabrics, I have always been fascinated geometric, clean and malleable shapes.
Now I work in aluminum, using clean geometric forms, and brilliant colors. I try to communicate happiness and humor through my work. My clients are people that understand this and truly enjoy my sculptures. I have done many site-specific private sculpture commissions in the USA and worldwide.
My favorite projects are public art projects because I have always been convinced that through my artwork I can contribute to the cultural development and prosperity of our communities. I feel it gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to enjoy art. I especially enjoy working directly with the people from a city or a neighborhood, architects and developers.
I am always working, creating small versions of sculptures that I dream making as enormous public art pieces. I also create collectible sculptures in different sizes that are available for purchase at galleries and here at my studio.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?
“The best gift I can receive is a joyful reaction from a person when they see my art. ”
: Is there a particular goal or mission driving your creative journey?
Sharing my art with with a larger and larger audience and spreading joy.
- Website: www.jorgeblancosculpture.com
- Instagram: jorgeblancosculpture
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jorgeblancoart
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