Conexión Américas is honored to host an artist reception for Bolivian artist, Jorge Mendoza, as part of Casa Azafrán’s November gallery exhibition this Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 6pm.
Born in Bolivia, Jorge Mendoza lives and works in the USA since 1989 and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was exiled from Bolivia because during his final year at the University in 1979, he painted a mural depicting the violence witnessed, the cruelty and horror of a military-coup to the fragile Bolivian democracy. Jorge recorded those terrible acts in drawings and prints and later on painted a huge mural at the premises of the Arts Faculty in Obrajes, La Paz. That mural was dedicated to the ongoing fight for freedom and democratic values that the Bolivian people started during the Republican era in the 1800’s. Mendoza had to run for his life leaving his country and live in exile for a while. The mural was left unfinished at that time. Later on, Jorge’s mural painting teacher, the artist Solon Romero, decided to continue the mural’s saga based on Jorge’s preliminary composition. Right now that mural is being restored and is considered a patrimony artwork from the Bolivian history.
Mask Tiwanaku, acrilyc on paper, 18×24 inches
Lately, his works have been selected from the Tennessee-based Latino artists and curators, Susan and Jairo Prado, to participate in the show Estamos aquí: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History in USA. This show is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Association of USA Libraries.
His works have been showed in remarkable galleries and museums in South America, the Caribbean, as well as in Europe and North America. His works are part of private collections around the world.
Visiting Jan’s atelier, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 24x 36 inch.
For more information about the artist, visit his website: www.jorgemendozarte.com
For more information about the gallery, email Mayra Alejandra at firstname.lastname@example.org