From Havana, Cuba
Based in Miami, US
Jorge is a painter whose main concern with art is the relief it provides as a mode of self expression. He records and processes his experiences, feelings, and everything that happens in his life in his art
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
J: My name is Jorge Santos Marcos. When I was a child, I developed the ability to draw and paint, and little by little it became necessary for me to express myself through art.
A: What inspires you the most?
J: My source of inspiration is the accumulation of personal experiences and emotions and the anthropological study of human emotions and their condition. Emotions are constant and fundamental to the human condition.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
J: I have no rituals when it comes to expressing myself, I just concentrate and enjoy myself from the moment I start creating.
A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (whether artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
J: I would recommend the new generation to study the history of art and to draw and paint until exhaustion.
A: Top 3 words related to art?
J: Creation, concept, and beauty.
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
J: The best angle is with sensitivity and knowledge.
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
J: The Work of Art in the 21st Century by Rafael López Borrego. The central theme deals with contemporary art, how it came about and where it comes from, how to understand it, and its definition.
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
J: I would not change anything about art, art itself is transformed according to need, emotions, concepts and the human condition.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).
J: "Art cannot be modern, art is primarily eternal." - Egon Schiele