Jorge Blanco, photo by Barbara Banks, Sarasota, Florida

Jorge Blanco (b. 1945) is an international artist who has created a distinctive sculptural language over more than thirty years. His expressions on positive lifestyle are invitations to value its simplicity. Jorge creates soaring testaments to the optimism of everyday life. An abstracted figure prevails, that is at once recognizable and joyful, and has fast become Blanco’s trademark subject. Blanco has placed numerous public art sculptures in large format across the globe. In addition to public art, Blanco continues his life trajectory with collectible sculptures.

 

In 1971 Blanco has a degree in industrial design from the prestigious Neumann Institute of Design in Caracas, Venezuela. Blanco learned to integrate industrial design with creative processes, under the mentorship of instructors who were predominately artists, such as Gego and Cornelis Zitman, among others, who emphasized artistry in their classrooms.

 

 

 

After graduation Blanco began his career as a sculptor, freelance graphic designer and furniture designer. In the late 70s he studied at Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts. During his stay in Europe, Blanco also uncovered the world of cartoonists; this discovery led Blanco to create the most iconic comic strip in Venezuela’s history, “El Náufrago” (The Castaway). Click here for more about The Castaway.

 

In 1980 “The Castaway” made its debut in El Diario de Caracas. The strip’s main character, “The Castaway,” rapidly became a beloved hallmark. Eight books have been published on Blanco’s “The Castaway.” For over thirty years, these black and white vignettes have delighted viewers through scenes that celebrate philosophical whimsy and human imagination; Blanco narrates heartfelt stories.

 

Blanco also illustrated more than twenty storybooks for children and countless educational books. His accomplishments as an illustrator led him to a science, art and technology center;  ”Children’s Museum” (Museo de los Niños), where he served as Creative Director for twenty years. During Blanco’s directorship at the Museum, his sculptural work evolved from darker expressions on political ideologies and existentialist absurdity into bright and energetic dialogs supporting newfound values: love, music, dance, sports and humor motivate Blanco’s widely known oeuvre.

 

Throughout his career Jorge Blanco has designed purposefully. Blanco’s work not only embraces the scale of landscape, urbanism and technology in a singular fashion, its striking colors imbue the space around it with an unforgettable joyful aura. But there is nothing simple about his emblematic and geometric abstractions. Look closely at his subtle, and distinctly personal visual lexicon and you will also spot the influence of Alexander Calder, Paul Klee and Joan Miro among others.

 

Blanco’s largest body of work has been created and fabricated in the United States. Jorge lives and works in Sarasota, Florida since 1999. He has been awarded many public art commissions in different cities in his adopted country. He has also created numerous works for private collectors in the US and in different parts of the world.

 

Jorge Blanco’s technical mastery and flowing geometry has gained him international recognition. His artworks form part of sales in renown auction houses such as Sotheby’s, Phillips & Christie’s.

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Jorge Blanco, photo by Barbara Banks, Sarasota, Florida
JORGE BLANCO

Jorge Blanco (b. 1945) is an international artist who has created a distinctive sculptural language over more than thirty years. His expressions on positive lifestyle are invitations to value its simplicity. Jorge creates soaring testaments to the optimism of everyday life. An abstracted figure prevails, that is at once recognizable and joyful, and has fast become Blanco’s trademark subject. Blanco has placed numerous public art sculptures in large format across the globe. In addition to public art, Blanco continues his life trajectory with collectible sculptures.

 

In 1971 Blanco received his degree as an industrial designer from the prestigious Neumann Institute of Design in Caracas, Venezuela. Blanco learned to integrate industrial design with creative processes, under the mentorship of instructors who were predominately artists, such as Gego and Cornelis Zitman, among others, who emphasized artistry in their classrooms.

 

Upon graduation Blanco began his career as a sculptor, freelance graphic designer and furniture designer. In the late 70s he studied at Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts. During his stay in Europe, Blanco also uncovered the world of cartoonists; this discovery led Blanco to create the most iconic comic strip in Venezuela’s history, “El Náufrago” (The Castaway). Click here for more about The Castaway.

 

In 1980 “The Castaway” made its debut in El Diario de Caracas. The strip’s main character, “The Castaway,” rapidly became a beloved hallmark. Eight books have been published on Blanco’s “The Castaway.” For over thirty years, these black and white vignettes have humored viewers; through scenes that celebrate philosophical whimsy and human imagination Blanco narrates heartfelt stories.

Blanco also illustrated more than twenty storybooks for children and countless educational books. His accomplishments as an illustrator led him to a science, art and technology center;  ”Children’s Museum” (Museo de los Niños), where he served as Creative Director for twenty years. During Blanco’s directorship at the Museum, his sculptural work evolved from darker expressions on political ideologies and existentialist absurdity into bright and energetic dialogs supporting newfound values: love, music, dance, sports and humor motivate Blanco’s widely known oeuvre.

 

Throughout his career Jorge Blanco has designed purposefully. Blanco’s work not only embraces the scale of landscape, urbanism and technology in a singular fashion, its striking colors imbue the space around it with an unforgettable joyful aura. But there is nothing simple about his emblematic and geometric abstractions. Look closely at his subtle, and distinctly personal visual lexicon and you will also detect the influence of Alexander Calder, Paul Klee and Joan Miro among others.

 

Blanco’s largest body of work has been created and fabricated in the United States. Jorge lives and works in Sarasota, Florida since 1999. He has been awarded many public art commissions in different cities in his adopted country. He has also created numerous works for private collectors in the US and in different parts of the world.

 

Jorge Blanco’s technical mastery and flowing geometry has gained him international recognition. His artworks form part of sales in renown auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’

 

JORGE BLANCO

Jorge Blanco (b. 1945) is an international artist who has created a distinctive sculptural language over more than thirty years. His expressions on positive lifestyle are invitations to value its simplicity. Jorge creates soaring testaments to the optimism of everyday life. An abstracted figure prevails, that is at once recognizable and joyful, and has fast become Blanco’s trademark subject. Blanco has placed numerous public art sculptures in large format across the globe. In addition to public art, Blanco continues his life trajectory with collectible sculptures.

 

In 1971 Blanco received his degree as an industrial designer from the prestigious Neumann Institute of Design in Caracas, Venezuela. Blanco learned to integrate industrial design with creative processes, under the mentorship of instructors who were predominately artists, such as Gego and Cornelis Zitman, among others, who emphasized artistry in their classrooms.

 

Upon graduation Blanco began his career as a sculptor, freelance graphic designer and furniture designer. In the late 70s he studied at Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts. During his stay in Europe, Blanco also uncovered the world of cartoonists; this discovery led Blanco to create the most iconic comic strip in Venezuela’s history, “El Náufrago” (The Castaway). Click here for more about The Castaway.

 

In 1980 “The Castaway” made its debut in El Diario de Caracas. The strip’s main character, “The Castaway,” rapidly became a beloved hallmark. Eight books have been published on Blanco’s “The Castaway.” For over thirty years, these black and white vignettes have humored viewers; through scenes that celebrate philosophical whimsy and human imagination Blanco narrates heartfelt stories.

 

Blanco also illustrated more than twenty storybooks for children and countless educational books. His accomplishments as an illustrator led him to a science, art and technology center;  ”Children’s Museum” (Museo de los Niños), where he served as Creative Director for twenty years. During Blanco’s directorship at the Museum, his sculptural work evolved from darker expressions on political ideologies and existentialist absurdity into bright and energetic dialogs supporting newfound values: love, music, dance, sports and humor motivate Blanco’s widely known oeuvre.

 

 

In 1980 “The Castaway” made its debut in El Diario de Caracas. The strip’s main character, “The Castaway,” rapidly became a beloved hallmark. Eight books have been published on Blanco’s “The Castaway.” For over thirty years, these black and white vignettes have humored viewers; through scenes that celebrate philosophical whimsy and human imagination Blanco narrates heartfelt stories.

 

Blanco also illustrated more than twenty storybooks for children and countless educational books. His accomplishments as an illustrator led him to a science, art and technology center;  ”Children’s Museum” (Museo de los Niños), where he served as Creative Director for twenty years. During Blanco’s directorship at the Museum, his sculptural work evolved from darker expressions on political ideologies and existentialist absurdity into bright and energetic dialogs supporting newfound values: love, music, dance, sports and humor motivate Blanco’s widely known oeuvre.

 

Throughout his career Jorge Blanco has designed purposefully. Blanco’s work not only embraces the scale of landscape, urbanism and technology in a singular fashion, its striking colors imbue the space around it with an unforgettable joyful aura. But there is nothing simple about his emblematic and geometric abstractions. Look closely at his subtle, and distinctly personal visual lexicon and you will also detect the influence of Alexander Calder, Paul Klee and Joan Miro among others.

 

Blanco’s largest body of work has been created and fabricated in the United States. Jorge lives and works in Sarasota, Florida since 1999. He has been awarded many public art commissions in different cities in his adopted country. He has also created numerous works for private collectors in the US and in different parts of the world.

 

Jorge Blanco’s technical mastery and flowing geometry has gained him international recognition. His artworks form part of sales in renown auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

 

 

©2016  Copyright  | JORGE BLANCO | All Rights Reserved

JORGE BLANCO  SCULPTURE, INC