was born in
1952; emigrated from Uruguay to Israel when he was 22
years old .In 1978 he graduated from the Betzalel Academy
of Art and Design in Jerusalem. From 1986 - 1988 he
studied Art Therapy at Lesllie College. He has taken
part in 11 group exhibitions and has had 9 solo exhibitions
in Israel and abroad.
his work, Jorge succeeds in combining the characteristic
colorfulness of Uruguay with the intense Mediterranean
light. His creations sweep us into a festive celebration
in the unique collections he creates for exhibitions
in which each item is a one-off piece.
well as being a distinguished ceramic artist, Jorge
is regarded as having established several generations
of ceramic artists in the numerous workshops he has
held over many years and which have earned him the reputation
as an excellent teacher.
exhibitions provide him with a diversion from the routine
of earning a livelihood, and he invites the viewer to
share in the celebration of his art. His functional
ceramic pieces, molded in simple, minimalist geometric
shapes, radiate a glowing stylized and unconventional
exhibition at the Art-Y-Choc Gallery, "High Heels"
was a follow on of a project commissioned by Tel Aviv
designer fashion store Comme-il-Faut, which also dealt
with feminist issues. He began mounting his vessels
on heels, which assumed exaggerated dimensions in the
current exhibition in which all exhibits were displayed
on "High Heels" – a name inspired by
Pedro Almodovar's famous film. The intriguing world
of women constitutes a source on inspiration for both
artists. Almodovar is drawn into the sinister world
of prostitutes while for Jorge, the vessel-woman goes
out to party – her hips swaying on gold-cast high
heels and a unique crown perched on her head.
item is wrapped in a decoratively patterned textile
print, ranging from black and white Op-Art shapes, glittering
sequins, and geometric patterns reminiscent of the 50s,
rose print, Scottish tartans or silk and muslin in glowing
Jorge extracts each scrap of association from everyday
life and stores it in his visual archive. These scraps
serve as active and stimulating ingredients for his
creative endeavors, filled with effervescence, sensuality
and festivity that transform functional items into those
which transcend the ordinary.
He boldly mixes high with low, the mundane with the
festive and the small motif with the large.
for available pieces for sale.