Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada | Terrestrial – Expectation


EXPECTATION was a giant mandala in the likeness of Barack Obama made with 650 metric tons of sand and gravel created on a Barcelona beachfront administered by the Forum de las Culturas. It was created as a way to pray for change but also alludes to how all the outpouring hope could fade away like sand. Created before the U.S. presidential elections, this piece pointed to how the outcome of the election would affect the whole world.

Artist: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada
Title: Terrestrial
Type: giclee print
Medium: hoge resolutie giclee print gedrukt met op kleur gemaakte archival inkt op hoge kwaliteit zuurvrij archival papier
Dimensions: 80 x 55 cm (21.7″ x 31.5″)
Year: 2009
Edition: 50
Comments: dated, numbered and signed by the artist

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is critical of the marketing that has crept into so many facets of our lives. He decided to do work that would counter it by using the same codes used by advertisers such as scale, visibility and eye catching images. Jorge wants these new iconic images to be huge and placed in strategic places. The location, the scale and the materials that he decides to use are usually chosen to emphasize what he’s trying to state with each project.

Working at very large scales becomes a personal challenge but it also allows him to bring attention to important social issues, the size of the piece is intrinsic to the value of its message. Creativity is always applied in order to define an intervention made only with local materials, with no environmental impact, that work in harmony with the location.