There is a sense of excitement and energy in the vinyl art pieces by Jorge Oswaldo. He produces work that "flourishes at the epicenter of technology, business, and consumers."
How does Jorge make these wonderful pieces? His site mentions he is, "Intrigued by self-adhesive vinyl as a material" and "meticulously uses it as his primary medium. Using a vector based format he is able to reconstitute familial corporate logos to create an uber-cluster of subliminal advertising. The layers of vinyl are affixed to multiple pieces of plexiglas."
What inspires Jorge? "The vinyl formations reflect an LA lifestyle, one that is flat, sugary, shiny, congested, vain, and consistently demanding more visual attention. Borrowing from what commercial signage is good for, the work is meant to grab your attention, slap you around a bit, and then make you want to have it. His sexy designs and color references are taken from a myriad of popular culture sources that include fashion, corporate logos, and advertising."
His work definitely grabs my attention...check out the close-ups...crazy detail.
See more of Jorge Oswaldo's work.
5/12/08 Update: Jorge Oswaldo left a comment below with updates on his new work and to answer some questions. Each piece generally takes him about 3 weeks to complete. He plans to start working on really large scale work next...so stay tuned. He is also starting to take bigger risks....last weekend he gifted Takashi Murakami with one of his favorites pieces!
If you're in LA, at the end of the month Jorge will be showing new work at LAB 101 for the Culver City Art Walk. Check out Jorge's blog for more information and a great video explaining his design process. Thanks Jorge!