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An internal need to express oneself​

Jorge Bortolussi's sculptures come from an impulse, an internal need to express himself through stone, bronze and the various materials he uses; A need that he experienced from an early age and that led him to win, at the age of 12, the national Not only that, its production is also nourished by the first forms that human beings created: petroglyphs. Prize.

Essentially self-taught as far as the arts are concerned, he found his inspiration in mythology, the founding myths of the great civilizations that gave rise to complex, grandiose, and rich nuances deities, which Jorge interprets exceptionally. Not only that, its production is also nourished by the first forms that human beings created: petroglyphs. From a young age, he had contact with cave paintings through numerous and constant trips to the desert, which led him to populate his world with these timeless beings full of mystery.

With a degree in Communication Sciences and training that is reflected in his works, Jorge seeks to communicate, transmit a message, and establish a fluid and spontaneous dialogue with the viewer. To do this, he has stripped his characters of any superfluous decoration or distracting element—the result: a form reduced to the essential, monumentality, and solidity.

Jorge's artistic experimentation has led him to work with various materials throughout his career. His sculptures exemplify the strength of bronze, the warmth of wood, and the solidness of stone. However, his remarkable success has been in creating delicate pieces using the ancient medium of paper. By combining traditional techniques such as paper mache with resins, he has produced extraordinary pieces that display textures and tones of great expressive richness.


Paola Fernandez

Art restorer and curator

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