Award-winning artist Jorge Yances reflects the Latin literary tradition of Magical realism with his ability to blend fantasy and reality in his artwork.
Yances was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and educated in the United States. He was labeled a creative prodigy by art aficionados at a very young age. He went on to fine-tune his creative expression in his teenage years through a variety of techniques and finishes.
Yances studied under several well-known Nashville artists during the early years of his career and expanded his artistic repertoire to include woodcarving and Plexiglas etchings.
Often drawing inspiration from his native Columbia, Yances infuses his paintings with a sense of place, time, and narrative. Physical forms and objective thought melt into a more subjective and abstract world within the various layers of his work. The marriage of mind over matter invites the viewer to experience more than one reality as they intermingle and come to life on the canvas.
His broad range of stylistic talent is evident in his variety of works. In 1974, Yances was given the medal of bronze by the Grumbacher Company. Around the same time, he became the artist in residence at the Cruciana and Rosler Gallery in Orlando, Florida. Since then, Yances’ work has remained on display and in demand throughout the United States, South America, and Asia.
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