Jorge Posada working in his studio. Long Island City, New York
Jorge Posada is a Colombian-born American artist who lives and works in New York City. Since his first exhibit at the age of thirteen in his native city Medellin in Colombia, he has been fully dedicated to his art. An academically trained artist at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Posada received the First National Prize of Young Art at the age of 22.
Posada uses the body as a vehicle of expression. With strong gestural brush strokes, he has developed a distinctive semi-figurative, semi-abstract style creating series of paintings and drawings in mixed media on canvas and paper. His work has an iconography with references to political, social and religious related topics such as migration, exodus, the disappearance and displacement of people, contemporary holocausts, movement and erotism.
Posada often revisits his former artwork to find in it new ways of interpretations. He simultaneously works on several series of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography. At the Lower East Side Printshop in New York, he has mastered several disciplines of printmaking.
Posada's artwork is in public collections, a.o. in the University of Antioquia Museum in Medellin, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota, and in private collections in Europe, the USA, Japan and South America. He is a board member of Long Island City Artists, an established arts advocacy organization in New York. In addition to his commitment to visual arts, Posada is an avid writer of poems and short stories which are regularly published in news media.