Compelling Pieces

Jorge Ballará has invented a new art form called JOBA. His intriguing creations incorporate elaborate hand-painted graphics reminiscent of ancient symbols into 3D paper mâché body casts and other fascinating forms.
Words // Stacy Wynn | October 27, 2021 | People

CMulti-disciplinary artist Jorge Ballará puts his creative stamp on a wide variety of media: oils, vibrant pastels, acrylics and 3D sculpture. “I’m usually inspired by either a moment in present time or a past memory,” he says. “My style swings from the realistic to the whimsical, but always dramatic and contemporary.” Meanwhile, his eye-grabbing 3D sculpture work encompasses an array of designs and materials — from wood to metal and papier mâché. Inspired by nature and primitive art, the structures are visually delicate, yet strong in quality and design;