PRESS RELEASE: Discount for Ugly People - Jorge Torrealba at One Art Space

“Discount for Ugly People,” Jorge Torrealba | Opening Reception
Friday, August 13, 2021, from 6-9 pm at One Art Space

Opening Reception: Friday, August 13, 2021, from 6-9 pm

Live Drawing: Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 3-7 pm

Register to the Artist Talk: Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 5-6 pm

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday, August 11 – Tuesday, August 17, 2021, | Weekdays from 1–6 pm & Weekends from 1–5pm

One Art Space is pleased to present Jorge Torrealba, first New York Solo Exhibition, “Discount for Ugly People.” Jorge, from Punto Fijo, Venezuela, is a fine artist who has more than 10 years of self-taught experience. The exhibition will show a large part of his art and will incorporate his new pieces in the exhibition “Discount for Ugly People” at “One Art Space” Tribeca, New York, which will take place from August 11 thru August 17, 2021.

On view, this collection, Jorge plays with the idea of creating vivid popping colors objects, and subjects seen through the Artist’s narration which is marinated and embodied an unedited, playful densely yet expressive cursory dance of satirical surrealism. In this collection, he has passionately incorporated his Artist journey from the world of caricature to another level, is always recognized in any event he participates in despite language barriers. And his recent project during Covid-19, which won a documentary EMMY.

This mixture of media has lead him to produce one of the pieces called “The Migrant Odyssey”, this painting is massive in size and a feast for the sights. Every nook and cranny of the surface of this painting is a thread of Migration of human and animal narrative with an outpour of captivating speed with its frenzy of visual conversations.

Jorge has multitudes of accomplishment, including a Documentary based on his life as a Venezuelan immigrant from the United States, which led him to be awarded the EMMY awards, on December 12, 2020 in its 44th edition. This documentary already has participated in 21 festivals, among which Jorge was awarded as “Best Visual Artist of the Year” by the Los Angeles Film Awards.

And in 2016, Jorge Torrealba moved to the city of Miami, Florida, managing to win the award “Legacy Through Art of the World Poker Tour Miami, 2017” upon his arrival. It has also been recognized by the International Society of Cartoon Artists (ISCA) in 2019 for “The Most Innovative Technique” and “2nd place in Exceptional 3D Technique” and in 2020, with “1st Place, in Technique Exceptional.”

Register for free on EventBrite. All CDC guidelines will be followed.