Artist Roberto Georgge Supports Relief Efforts in Mexico with ASD Sales
There’s nothing better than having fun and doing good at the same time—and Roberto Georgge, a multidisciplinary artist represented by World Wide Art, is doing just that this weekend at Art San Diego.
Georgge’s exhibition at the show is in honor of the victims of the magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked central Mexico Sept. 19. All of the earnings from his sales at Art San Diego will be used to support earthquake relief efforts in Mexico.
Born in Mexico City in 1983, Georgge began his artistic path when he was just 5 years old. He studied visual arts at the National Institute of Fine Arts (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes) in Mexico City and participated in workshops with Sebastián, a Mexican sculptor best known for his monumental works of steel and concrete, and Jazzamoart (aka Francisco Javier Vázquez Estupiñan), a Mexican artist best known for his paintings that are connected to jazz music. Georgge is also the founder and president of Fundación Georgge Art, A.C., a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting art and culture both locally and internationally.
His art explores the development of mixed techniques on conventional and unconventional media along with drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, and installation. For Art San Diego, he made four pieces that pay tribute to the victims of the earthquake and the brigades who are still fighting. Made of denim, regular canvas, car paint, and acrylics and mounted on stainless steel handmade structures, the pieces include:
- Secrets IX / Our Soul, in honor of Héctor “El Chino” Méndez, head of the rescue team called “Topos Azteca,” who has been fighting to find survivors
- Secrets X / Our Soul, in honor of Frida, one of the rescue dogs who is still struggling to find survivors among the rubble of the earthquake
- Secrets XI / Our Soul, in honor of Renata, whose mother died in the earthquake
- Secrets XII / Our Soul, in honor of 11-year-old Josué Tolentino Gómez, a survivor of the 8.2 earthquake that hit Juchitán, Oaxaca
If you’re at Art San Diego this weekend, stop by Booth 115 to not only support an artist doing amazing work but also help victims of the Mexico earthquake.