San Antonio , TX, United States
About Jorge Puron
Born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico in 1969. Self-taught artist. Currently lives and works in San Antonio Texas. I create art out of necessity. I am motivated by the feeling of freedom. I approach the painting process with respect and a sense of responsibility. I paint with a neurotic energy, yet also with a calm serenity. I feel powerful, yet emotionally vulnerable. I rely on both instinct and intelligence. I involve observation, thought and research as part of my process. I process ideas both consciously and subconsciously. I experiment with works of both abstract and figurative nature. I utilize a familiar color palette by incorporating mixed mediums. I recur to nostalgic memories as a source. I make use of popular images and childhood icons as a source. I recur to past characters as a source and consider their life struggles while comparing it to my own. I experience gritty urban scenes and develop stories behind them. I explore the co-existence of society. I explore political and social cues. I explore a fusion in styles that range from urban, barrio pop and neo-expressionism. I explore my condition as a human being. This body of work is a personal examination of my social and cultural identity. www.jorgepuron.net
Thousands of studio hours and collaboration with many artists of different disciplines
Over 95 national and international individual and group exhibits.
For a complete CV including exhibition history, awards, bibliography, corporate collections and work experience, please reference my personal website.