PerezGa, Jorge Ed
Saving Sleeping Beauty is a collection of oil paintings that speak about the everyday attempt to
transform the banal into something magical, unique, and grand.
During my youth, my family and I traveled every year from Mexico City to the United States of America to
visrt Disneyland. For a long time, I believed every street, city, and state in U.S. was just like Disneyland,
and personally, that notion was more real than any actual form of the country.
I have carried this distortion of reality with me through adulthood. When I go to the gym, a prote in shake
becomes so much more than pure powder, but rather, a magic potion that w ill make me stronger.
Similarly, Saving Sleeping Beauty plays with the binary of reality and fantasy, idolizing American culture
as I revisit childlike qualities.
Saving Sleeping Beauty is a reminder that I am neither a man nor a woman, but more so, a male that
possesses qualities of both, which allows me to see the world not for what it is, but for what it could be.
Jorge Ed PerezGa was born in Mexico City, Mexico. At the age of fifteen, he was admitted to the Denver
School of the Arts and move to Denver, Colorado to begin his education in fine arts. Years later, while
attending Metropolitan State University of Denver, PerezGa developed an enchanting body of work that
opened a wonderful world of opportunities for him in the United States of America. PerezGa's defiance
of social norms and gender roles, his ongoing idolization of American culture, and his approach to the
duality of fantasy and reality allow him to tell a unique story that speaks of fantasy, identity, culture,
sexuality, sex, gender, memory, and obsession.
Jorge has been in the Artnaut since 2008.