Today's Guest Star (and number 100!) is Mexican-born, Belgian-based jeweler, Jorge Manilla. I met Jorge at the opening for "Patro(o)n" and spoke with him more later that day at the opening of "Rijk!", both in June. I could tell when we talked that he is a devoted teacher and a generous artist. I emailed him shortly after that and asked if we could get together to talk about my work for "Observation/Translation" and he said yes. I went to Gent last week to visit and feel very fortunate that I got to spend that time with him.
Jorge's work includes personal narratives about his life with themes of religion, family, dreams, and memory, using a variety of materials and processes to convey and confront his message The work is often haunting and always beautiful.
See more of Jorge's work at Apparat.
Thanks for reading.