Sunday, 17 May 2009
Jorge Martínez García Under the Volcano and Other Works: Interpretaciones gráficas of the Literature of Malcolm Lowry
The above etching is called Espiritus del Mezcal - Spirit of the Mezcal (Lowry) by Jorge Martínez García. The etching featured in an exhibtion called: Jorge Martínez’ “Under the Volcano and Other Works: Interpretaciones gráficas of the Literature of Malcolm Lowry” held in Toronto during October 2007. The exhibition featured 33 new works, in progress since January 2006, that emerged from interpretive dialogues with, and inspired by the work of Malcolm Lowry.
Jorge Martínez lives and works in Valparaiso, Chile; he is a painter and printmaker, and also a professor fine arts and of philosophy.
Martínez was born in 1963 and grew up in Chile. He was schooled as an artist in Ecuador in the period from 1985 to 1991. Prior to his return to Chile and taking up teaching in the fine arts there, Martínez received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in Ecuador at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador in Quito and went on to become a professor of modern philosophy, the philosophy of aesthetics and the philosophy of religion at the Faculty of Theology of that university.