JorgeArtist Statement:

In my photography I attempt to create a separate abstract or surreal affect by combining organic elements, household items, my partnerªs colorful painting sketches (with his permission), and other man made items. The created work takes on completely different characteristics and intensity from those of the individual items used to compose it.

I was born and raised in Mexico. I have a B.S. degree on Computer Information Systems from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. However I have not followed that career path for a long time. I have lived in Ventura County for almost 20 years now, prior to that was Reno, Nevada for four years, and before that I lived the greater Los Angeles County.

I have always been a photography enthusiast. I am self taught, largely through reading about photography and through following the work of other professional photographers and interacting with them. I have only recently begun to exhibit my work.