Award winning artist Jorge A. 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 early age. During his teenage years he fine-tuned his creative expression using a variety of techniques and finishes.
Yances studied under several well-known Nashville artists during the early years of his career. During that time he expanded his artistic repertoire to include woodcarving and Plexiglas etchings.
In 1974, Yances was given the medal of bronze by the Grumbacher Company, and around the same time he became the artist in residence at the Cruciana and Rosler Gallery in Orlando, Florida. Since then, Yances work has been on display and in demand throughout the United States, South America and Asia.
Yances has the unique ability to blend physical reality with what some people call fantasy, and the result is a vision of worlds that runs parallel to this one. These worlds meet in different settings in his meticulous work.