Jorge Mujica (b. 1982) explores the fragility of an unbroken line and the context created within the boundaries of a positive and negative space. His designs are rendered through rehearsed drawing exercises examining a combination of automatic movements and choreographed mapping of space to animate flat materials into free-standing painting surfaces.
Mujica’s academic background allows him to understand the conventions of contemporary artwork by addressing the flat surface as an illusionistic portal and simultaneously, embracing the independence of the object as a sculpture in physical space to manifest panoramic ruptures.
Mujica is the Director of Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (CACtTUS) and has shown at M+B 22′, Ace Hotel 22′, Bozo Mag 21′, (Los Angeles). Centro Cultural de La Raza 21′ (San Diego). Hi-Bye 20′, Casa Del Ahuizote 20′ (Mexico City). Horse and Pony 18′, Copyright 19′ (Berlin). And commissioned by the Museum of Latin American Art to create “Long Beach High Five” a public sculpture at Robert E. Gumbiner Park in Long Beach, CA in 2019.
He earned an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University 12′, an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 10′, and a dual BA in Political Science and Art History from Cal State Univerity Bakersfield 08′.