Autodidact visual artist from the Dominican Republic who believes there’s great beauty in simplicity and through art and looks to enhance that beauty with the use of bold colors and lines. The biggest inspiration for her work is the grace of human beings. "When speaking of creativity I understand it has not only served me as a healing tool but also as the greatest tool to express my inner self, therefore, it is safe to say that creating has defined, molded my character and has provided a solid purpose to my life since a very young age and it is indeed one the greatest loves of my life"
The artist style is born out of a combination of self-taught education, self-training, as well as inner and outer reflection, which has allowed her perspective as an artist to remain traditional yet contemporary.
"Fine arts is how I battle against the indifference of humans when faced with the ordinary things in life and somehow look to offer them a more fun outlook or perspective"
Marlene Jorge is a self-taught contemporary artist born in Santiago de los Caballeros, in the north of the Dominican Republic and currently based in the US.
Jorge completed an LLB and eventually moved to New York City to follow her passion for FIne Arts. Traveling has been one of the biggest influences on the artist's artwork. Although she was mostly isolated from the fine arts as a child, the artist expressed since a very young age (4 years old), and throughout her life a deep love and ability for the fine arts which she cultivated throughout her adult life.
She was strongly influenced by the Figurative and Pop Art movements and it seemed only natural that the same styles would become a fundamental part of the artist's works. While living in NYC the artist attended college and continued to refine her style on her own but eventually completing summer art studio painting and sculpture classes at the School of Visual Arts.
Jorge's art reflects her Caribbean inheritance with bold colors, stylized poses, and echoes of the warm and tropical surroundings where the artist grew up. Intensely melancholic gazes and movement are essential elements to her oeuvre, as, too, is the gentle dominance of the human figure expressed in a unique nostalgic manner. The artist has been featured in galleries throughout the U.S. and Internationally, as well as in various publications in the USA and Europe.