Jorge Bortolussi

Sculptor

Degree in Communication Sciences University from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León).

Multidisciplinary artist, he ventured into sculpture from childhood, obtaining at age 12, a national sculpture award in a contest called and organized by the National System for Comprehensive Family Development (DIF) and the Secretary of Public Education (SEP). )

 

As a plastic artist, her work is directly related to recycling: objects found on the street, doors, wood, metal, boxes, paper, construction materials are intervened and transformed into the medium for her discourse.

 

In 1991, a sculpture workshop at the Accademia d'Arte in Florence, Italy, shows him the possibility of new materials for carving and molding. He deals with clay and ceramics at the Faculty of Visual Arts of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, in 1992.

 

For 25 years, he has been experimenting with newsprint and resins. He is considered the creator of a new paper mache technique.

 

He has participated in some collective and individual exhibitions in art galleries in Monterrey Nuevo León and Mexico City. 

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I started modeling plasticine and clay when I was 5 years old, maybe earlier, but I was aware at that age that the sensation of playing had turned into pleasure. At the age of 12 I won a national sculpture award and decided to be a sculptor by profession ever since. Restlessness or curiosity led me to be self-taught. In the library of my parents' house, I met my plastic influences: Buonarroti, Giacometti, Moore, Miró, Modigliani and great authors of literature and drama that accompanied my development and artistic training.

 

The need to make or get out of my head what I imagined led me to approach different materials and play between sculpting and molding: stone, wood, metal, clay, waxes, resins, mache. Part of the exploration was stopped by some artist/brother without fear of sharing and a couple of workshops.

 

My work revolves around the human figure and much of it is developed in the use of objects and materials found on the street. I like to play with proposals that oscillate between the figurative and minimalism.

 

I studied Communication Sciences at the Autonomous University of Monterrey in Nuevo León, Mexico. As a communicologist I look for a simple, concrete language, the symbol, the ideogram. As a sculptor the idea persists.

 

For me, sculpture is an act of meditation, of talking to myself, to my ancestors. It is an act of liberation. Sculpting or modeling is a pleasure that gives me peace.