Biographies: Jacobo Borges


Born in Caracas the 28 of November of 1931.

Studied in the school of Artes Plásticas y Aplicadas de Caracas, up to 1950, year in which he was gotten up to the Taller libre de Arte.

Scholar to study in Europe resided in Paris from 1952 to 1956. In 1963 he obtained the National painting prize in the Salón Oficial and in 1956 he represented Venezuela in VIII the Biennial of Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Painter and incisive sketcher who works following an order of daily annotations to fix ideas that see it leaving to the step, Borges seems to refuse to also accept the professionalism in art, dedicating itself to the cinema. Often their pictures are commentaries of the real life; they are based on an anecdote and is considerable use of advertising and journalistic images that handles with satirical intention. As painter does not limit itself to express his vision and its feelings of artist, but who aspires to register situations able to make reflect beyond to the spectator of the aesthetic fact.

For the first time in our Country, a painter who aspires to even comment negative aspects of the social organization and what there is of absurd in certain individual behaviors; find his expression in plastic terms. Borges is expressed with the same facility, sharpness and irony in the painting like in the drawing. Even though everything if not protest in his work, his message is essentially of inconformity and revolt.

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