Jorge Posada is a painter, print-maker and sculptor whose art has evolved into a less realistic subject matter finding a new depiction of the human figure: a cross between figuration and abstraction. He masters a mixed-media of charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas to create his compositions by building up carefully placed transparencies of color. He works in series which address the human form in a dynamic and constant flux.
Posada has earned awards from prominent institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota, Colombia and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Daytona, Florida. He was awarded a six year scholarship at the Lower East Side Print Shop in NY and an Honorable Mention at Expresiones Hispanas Art tour USA. His artwork was showcased on Channel 13 in the documentary The New Immigrants. He created and painted on site a 1.500 sq ft mural Homage to the Arts at the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Jorge Posada lives and works in New York. Currently he divides his time between NY, Medellin and Antwerp, Belgium, where he has started a new series of drawings and paintings as an homage to the masters from whom he draws inspiration.
Posada's artwork has been published in numerous art books and is in mayor private and public collections in the USA, Europe, Japan and Latin America.