Tag : Jorge Rodríguez Gerada

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Land Art in the Fields of Spain: “Nourishing Self-Esteem” by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is leading a community art project in the fields of
Estopiñán del Castillo, a small town in Aragon, Spain. The massive endeavor includes numerous other artists with experience in the area. The artists utilized the elements of nature to create a striking piece in wheat fields. The palate consists of the green tones of the brushy hillside, the tan hue of soil, and the dark color of neighboring compost. But that is just for the Spring as the art will change along with the seasons. It began in April and ends in October 2021. All together, three phases exist.

This grand project full of inspiration is a tribute to the Fundación Crisálida. It is an initiative in the local area that has allowed nine people with developmental disabilities to develop a sense of self-worth. Together they coexist, baking bread, cakes, cupcakes, croissants, panettones and cookies in a nearby bakery. Then, the delicacies are distributed to the neighboring region. The premise behind the concept is that self-esteem in nourished with community effort. Giving people a chance to provide a benefit to others around them breeds a feeling of importance.

A pair of two hands, one of a child and one of an adult are symbols for the community effort of giving and taking. They represent the power of creation through the work on the land. Our hands are primal tools for breeding and sustaining life through nature. Joined together they make a difference as these artists are doing in the lives of many in the town.

Likewise, the artist stated: “We nourish self-esteem through contact with nature, feeling a sense of gratitude for what the earth gives us, gratitude for the work that sustains us, and pride for what we have completed.”

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Jorge Rodríguez Gerada: How One Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

From Crane.tv

Urban painter, sculptor and creator of monumental land art, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is an artist working against the divisive forces that are pulling contemporary society apart.  His most recent mural in Barcelona, called “Panorama”, is a composite portrait that combines features from 10 women in the city’s Sant Martí neighbourhood. The result, an “everywoman”, represents and celebrates the contributions of women to community life.

 

The huge mural – painted on a wall 33 feet across and more than 90 feet high – was part of the Open Walls Conference 2015 and is one of his Identity Series, which he started in 2002 when he moved to Barcelona from New York City. The artist started painting murals of anonymous locals not only to question the controls imposed in public space, but to comment on consumer messages by using the the same strategic positioning and size of a billboard to create a counter commentary.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada sets Terrestrial Interventions from Buenos Aires to San Antonio

Ninna Azzarello
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Cuban American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada shares his latest works — a series of three portraits set within geographically diverse locations and using various artistic techniques. San Antonio, Texas — Paris, France — and Buenos Aires, Argentina are the home to Rodríguez-Gerada’s new works for his ‘terrestrail series’ and urban mural.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s 11 Acre Portrait in Belfast Field

Belfast’s reputation for producing stuff that’s larger than life continues with a monumental artwork that comes a century after the sinking of the Titanic.

“Wish” is a portrait of a local 6-year-old girl that has been carved into an 11-acre field close to where the Harland and Wolff shipyard, birthplace of the massive doomed ship, once stood.

It’s the work of Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, who has been known for creating enormous portraits such as one of Barack Obama on a Barcelona beachfront.

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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada New Mural In Vitry, France

Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada just completed this brilliant and massive mural somewhere on the streets of Vitry, France.
The intense beauty of Jorge Rodriguez- Gerada’s artwork is heightened by the artist’s obsession with picture surface- Jorge’s pieces are painted directly onto our manmade environment, yet appear to spring forth so organically from the bubbling paint and crumbling brickwork. The artist stresses his artworks should work ‘in harmony with their location.’
This wall was organised by Mathgoth Gallery. -StreetArtNews.net

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada promoting women’s rights

To assist Netherlands feminist foundation Mama Cash with promoting and protecting women’s rights.

 

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Proyecto – Composite Identity by Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada crea una imagen iconográfica y monumental, metáfora de la confluencia social que existe en Barcelona.

A partir de escaneos en 3D y el uso del diseño digital se obtiene un rostro compuesto con el que se realizará una escultura. Una exposición a tiempo real visibilizará los distintos estadios de la obra brindando información artística, conceptual, sociológica, estadística y tecnológica.

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El arte icónico de Jorge Rodríguez Gerada

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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada nació en Santa Clara, Cuba en 1966. Su familia emigró a los EE.UU. en 1970. Jorge ha sido fundador de Artfux y trabajó con Cicada Corp Artists. Es conocido por su serie “identidades”, que comenzó a trabajar en 2002. Rodríguez-Gerada vive en New York y Barcelona.

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