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Land Art in the Fields of Spain: “Nourishing Self-Esteem” by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is leading a community art project in the fields of
Estopiñán del Castillo, a small town in Aragon, Spain. The massive endeavor includes numerous other artists with experience in the area. The artists utilized the elements of nature to create a striking piece in wheat fields. The palate consists of the green tones of the brushy hillside, the tan hue of soil, and the dark color of neighboring compost. But that is just for the Spring as the art will change along with the seasons. It began in April and ends in October 2021. All together, three phases exist.

This grand project full of inspiration is a tribute to the Fundación Crisálida. It is an initiative in the local area that has allowed nine people with developmental disabilities to develop a sense of self-worth. Together they coexist, baking bread, cakes, cupcakes, croissants, panettones and cookies in a nearby bakery. Then, the delicacies are distributed to the neighboring region. The premise behind the concept is that self-esteem in nourished with community effort. Giving people a chance to provide a benefit to others around them breeds a feeling of importance.

A pair of two hands, one of a child and one of an adult are symbols for the community effort of giving and taking. They represent the power of creation through the work on the land. Our hands are primal tools for breeding and sustaining life through nature. Joined together they make a difference as these artists are doing in the lives of many in the town.

Likewise, the artist stated: “We nourish self-esteem through contact with nature, feeling a sense of gratitude for what the earth gives us, gratitude for the work that sustains us, and pride for what we have completed.”

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada sets Terrestrial Interventions from Buenos Aires to San Antonio

Ninna Azzarello
Designboom

Cuban American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada shares his latest works — a series of three portraits set within geographically diverse locations and using various artistic techniques. San Antonio, Texas — Paris, France — and Buenos Aires, Argentina are the home to Rodríguez-Gerada’s new works for his ‘terrestrail series’ and urban mural.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s 11 Acre Portrait in Belfast Field

Belfast’s reputation for producing stuff that’s larger than life continues with a monumental artwork that comes a century after the sinking of the Titanic.

“Wish” is a portrait of a local 6-year-old girl that has been carved into an 11-acre field close to where the Harland and Wolff shipyard, birthplace of the massive doomed ship, once stood.

It’s the work of Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, who has been known for creating enormous portraits such as one of Barack Obama on a Barcelona beachfront.

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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada New Mural In Vitry, France

Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada just completed this brilliant and massive mural somewhere on the streets of Vitry, France.
The intense beauty of Jorge Rodriguez- Gerada’s artwork is heightened by the artist’s obsession with picture surface- Jorge’s pieces are painted directly onto our manmade environment, yet appear to spring forth so organically from the bubbling paint and crumbling brickwork. The artist stresses his artworks should work ‘in harmony with their location.’
This wall was organised by Mathgoth Gallery. -StreetArtNews.net

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada promoting women’s rights

To assist Netherlands feminist foundation Mama Cash with promoting and protecting women’s rights.

 

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Identity Composite Badalona – Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

The Identity Composite/Badalona project consists of 3D facial scans of 34 people, one person from each of the 34 neighborhoods of Badalona, Spain. These 34 scans were combined using an algorythm program to create a composite/average face. It was created for the IDENTITY(S) project that was developed by the Kognitif platform for the city of Badalona in July 2010.

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Streets: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Terrestrial Series – Amsterdam

From an article in Arrested Motion

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada was recently invited to Amsterdam to work on a piece for the International Human Rights Day that helped to launch Vogelvrije Vrouwen (Defend women who defend human rights!). This campaign raises awareness to the plight of Mesoamerican women who are illegally targeted and terrorized for defending human rights in that region and was commissioned by feminist foundation Mama Cash. The large-scale land portrait that spanned almost two football fields (created with the help of 80 volunteers) is part of the Cuban American artist’s ongoing Terrestrial Series.

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Proyecto – Composite Identity by Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada crea una imagen iconográfica y monumental, metáfora de la confluencia social que existe en Barcelona.

A partir de escaneos en 3D y el uso del diseño digital se obtiene un rostro compuesto con el que se realizará una escultura. Una exposición a tiempo real visibilizará los distintos estadios de la obra brindando información artística, conceptual, sociológica, estadística y tecnológica.

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“Somos La Luz” Mural Commemorates COVID-19 Death

 Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created a 20,000-square-foot mural in Queens, New York to commemorate one of the health care practitioners who lost his life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ydelfonso Decoo is the name of the Queen’s, New York doctor who succumbed to the virus. He worked on the front lines in New York City in the Spring of 2020. Known all over the world, Rodriguez-Gerada partnered with SOMOS Community Care.  The health network serves immigrants and other organizations.

The mural is in a parking lot outside The Queens Museum. It’s near the iconic Unisphere globe from New York’s 1964 World’s Fair. The artwork is titled “Somos la Luz” (We Are the Light).  It draws attention to the disproportionate amount of Latino and Black casualties of the virus.  The enormity of the painting reflects the large amount of victims of Covid-19 in the minority community. 

“It’s not just making something big, just for the sake of it, it’s also because what you’re saying is [this] important enough that it merits it,” says Rodriguez-Gerada.

The artist posted a YouTube video about the project in September. He noted “In New York City the coronavirus is killing Latinos and Blacks at double the rate that it is killing whites and Asians.” He gave statistics about the casualties. In addition, he urged the community to come together. 

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Jorge Rodríguez Gerada: How One Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

From Crane.tv

Urban painter, sculptor and creator of monumental land art, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is an artist working against the divisive forces that are pulling contemporary society apart.  His most recent mural in Barcelona, called “Panorama”, is a composite portrait that combines features from 10 women in the city’s Sant Martí neighbourhood. The result, an “everywoman”, represents and celebrates the contributions of women to community life.

 

The huge mural – painted on a wall 33 feet across and more than 90 feet high – was part of the Open Walls Conference 2015 and is one of his Identity Series, which he started in 2002 when he moved to Barcelona from New York City. The artist started painting murals of anonymous locals not only to question the controls imposed in public space, but to comment on consumer messages by using the the same strategic positioning and size of a billboard to create a counter commentary.

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