Jorge Mansilla Tijerina

Sculpture & Installation

Born in 1979 in Mexico, has lived in the U.S.A., Spain and now in Australia.
Being exposed to technology in an exponential manner allowed him to witness the drastic alteration of our lifestyles and the sudden rise of our new cyber worlds and identities. His art results fall in the intersection of figurative and abstract, constantly obsessed with the possibility of making visible the intangible.
Jorge Mansilla has been producing art since 1999: exploring various themes such as sexuality, spirituality, our relationship with nature and death.
He has been producing collages on paper for various reasons:  paper represents ancient cultures and for centuries now the triumph of our civilisation, it is also a practical and simple material that enables the creation of images while more importantly consolidating time and space as a unique physical document.
He has collected and recycled materials because these practices speak to the saturation and overconsumption representative of our times, all this paper and plastic will then shape figures and images that attempt to materialise this overload, the homogenisation and convergence of world trends and the complexity of our emerging  status as internet mutants.
Most recent works are sculptures made from recycled plastic and are inspired by everyday people; the next step is to giving the sculptures mechanised, robotic skeletons.