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Jorge A. Morales was born in 1973 in Guatemala. After being inspired by paintings that he saw on a calendar in a pharmacy, he picked up in 1995 for the first time a brush and in 1999 he opened together with a friend his own art gallery in Antigua, Guatemala. Now Jorge A. Morales is well known in Guatemala, especially because of his landscapes in sepia.

His paintings show streets, villages, cities, landscapes and people of Guatemala and other countries in the world. In his work you not only can appreciate a well developed technique, but especially realize the desire to capture a precious moment: the humidity and melancholy of a rainy day, the curiosity and shyness of a child playing hide-and-seek, the silent architectural testimony of a European city as a frame for the daily activities of its inhabitants. These and many other motives make it possible for the observer to glimpse the moment, similar to a photography.

Ernesto Boesche Rizo, a well-known art critic in Guatemala writes: „I am sure, everybody who has seen his paintings desires to aquire one for his collection, to enjoy it every single day of his life."

Jorge A. Morales exhibits his paintings in Guatemala, the USA, Switzerland, Denmark and in Germany and his paintings can be found in private collections all over the world.

Solo Expositions:

09/2012

Gallery Faust, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

07/2012

Gallery "La Cadrerie Burgener", Geneva, Switzerland

06/2009

Gallery Guatemala, Banco G&T, Guatemala City

06/2008

Sala Luis Díaz, Hotel Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala

12/2007

Gallery "El Sitio", Antigua Guatemala

08/2006

Gallery "La Cadrerie Burgener",  Geneva, Switzerland

12/2005

Gallery "El Sitio", Antigua Guatemala

11/2004

Gallery "El Tunel", Guatemala City

11/2003

Gallery "El Sitio", Antigua Guatemala

04/2003

Gallery  "Panza Verde", Antigua Guatemala

08/2002

Gallery  "Panza Verde", Antigua Guatemala

08/2002

Gallery  "El Sitio", Antigua Guatemala

Group Expositions:

01/2012

Interactiva Spanish School, Stuttgart, Germany

2008, 2011

Salón Nacionál del Grabado, Guatemala

2008-2011

Exposición benéfica Funsilec, Guatemala City

2003-2011

Subasta benéfica del Club Rotario, Guatemala City

2000-2011

"Miniaturas", Galería "El Tunel", Guatemala City

2008-2010

Exposición colectiva Junkabal, Guatemala City

2004-2012

Exposición benéfica , Fundación Rosas Botrán, Guatemala City

1997-2004

Subasta Juánio, Instituto Neurologico, Guatemala City

06/2006

Artistes Contemporains,  Geneva, Switzerland

12/2002     

Gallery 'Farum Bytrov', Farum, Denemark

11/2002

Haus der Kulturen, Farum, Denemark

05-08/2001

Project "Passeport", University Cleveland, USA

07/2001

Public School Cleveland, Ohio, USA

07/2001  

Gallery 'Doubting Thomas', Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Awards:

07/2010

3rd winner of "6to Certamen de Arte", Antigua Guatemala

10/2009

1st winner of "1er Certamen Fiestas de San Dionisio", Pastores Sac., Guatemala

07/2009 

3rd winner of "5to Certamen de Arte"  Antigua Guatemala

11/2008

1era mención honorífica, Cert. Arturo Matinez, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

09/2004

3rd winner of "Art Air",  Geneva, Switzerland