Jorge Oswaldo is an artist who employs a variety of mediums in his practice to achieve a hyper-expressive style. He designs and produces original works using a vector-based format. His ideas are outputted using self-adhesive vinyl, automotive paint, and various printing techniques. His works evolve from a simple idea into frenetically arranged and calculated explosions of shape, line and color. Methodically stitching the tapestry of his own ideas to the familiarity of an ever changing social landscape he creates work that instantly gratifies the viewer through a seduction of logos. Through the use of corporate logo modifications, three-dimensional layering, and high-visibility colors, he renders a new definition of what it means to be a hypermodern artist. Though one senses the legacies of Pop Art, Psychedelic 60s Art, Expressionism, Neo-Classic Pop, and even Rococo and Baroque, there is no mistaking Oswaldos works embodies children of the Internet Age. Due to their chromatic bravura and graphic diversity, register, and precision, its easy to see why his works resonates on so many levels. While a Frank Stella high-relief shows the expertise of the machining shop and hearkens back to the days of inveterate skilled labor, Oswaldos grapho-painterly reliefs could only be the works of a mind born in an era of cyber screens and pixels, 3-D imagery and social media.
Jorge was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1979. He has received formal training from Barat College of Depaul University earning a degree with a concentration in painting in 2002. After a brief stint at the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Jorge attended graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2004. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Studio Arts. His creative efforts centered on producing work in a digital medium, often within a video format.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Jorge simultaneously pursued a second career as a graphic artist. He presently splits his time as a full-time graphic designer for the streetwear giant Stüssy, producing web content, product, tee graphics, marketing assets and special collaborative projects. He also regularly submits digital designs & patterns to Skinit, Inc., the leader in technology personalization skins. His fine art works are produced in his studio in downtown Los Angeles.