Jorge Tacla

Chilean, b. 1958

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Jorge Tacla

Chilean, b. 1958

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Though his paintings have evolved from early depictions of agonized and abject humans to more recent scenes of desolate deserts and architectural and urban ruins, Jorge Tacla has always sought to expose the turbulence of history and how it has shaped contemporary society, physically and psychologically. Tacla’s paintings oscillate between abstraction and representation. In series like “Rubble Series I” (2011), he fills canvases with rubble-reduced cities and crumbling buildings that resemble torn flesh and ragged clothing—a searing vision of the accumulated wounds of war, emerging from the initial appearance of allover abstraction.

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Though his paintings have evolved from early depictions of agonized and abject humans to more recent scenes of desolate deserts and architectural and urban ruins, Jorge Tacla has always sought to expose the turbulence of history and how it has shaped contemporary society, physically and psychologically. Tacla’s paintings oscillate between abstraction and representation. In series like “Rubble Series I” (2011), he fills canvases with rubble-reduced cities and crumbling buildings that resemble torn flesh and ragged clothing—a searing vision of the accumulated wounds of war, emerging from the initial appearance of allover abstraction.

Career Highlights
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Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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A Cohort of Artists Show How Architecture Informs the Everyday
Aug 7th, 2015
Traumas Rise to the Surface in Jorge Tacla’s Textured Paintings
Jun 4th, 2015
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