Artist StatementMy creative processes springs from a lifelong fascination with the drama of light and the illusion of deception. I am very particular about what I choose to paint and how I paint it. In painting, I strive to capture the subject matter in an unconventional way because I like to tease and taunt the viewer with it. Whether I am working on a still life, a trompe l’oeil or a figurative painting, I use the same process. It is my goal to create illusion by taking a three-dimensional object capture it on a two dimensional surface then make it appear three dimensional again. The challenge is to make the viewer believe that what they are seeing is real.
Jorge Alberto was born in Cuba. and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1965. He enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1969, graduating with honors with a certificate of completion in 1972. He returned to the School of Visual arts in 1976 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Mayor in 1977. Jorge Alberto moved to Baltimore in 1978. In 1991 he enrold with the Schuler School of Fine Arts,” in Baltimore, Maryland, studying for four years under Ann D. Schuler. In 1994 he moved to Florence, Italy where he continued his studies under realist artist John Michael Angel. A former resident of Florence Italy, Jorge Alberto returns to Florence often to paint and reflect in this city of artistic treasures. Jorge Alberto Gonzalez lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and paints under the name Jorge Alberto. Awards and Accolades: ~ “Lorenso il Magnifico” bronze medal in painting at the 2001 Florence International Biannual of Contemporary Art...DEC 2201 ~ Finalist “Still Life category” and “Portrait and Figure category” – The Artist Magazine 21st Annual Art Competition, AUG 2004 ~ Finalist, International Artist Magazine “Still-Life and Florals” International Artist Magazine, OCT/NOV 2003 ~ Second prize winner,“Still-Life – Objects of Delight” International Artist Magazine OCT/NOV 2002 ~ Best of show The National Association for Bilingual Education