El Yunque
Date 2009
Dimensions 84" x 120"
Category Painting
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Genre Rural landscape
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of: Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers y Yaucono

Jorge Zeno

"El Yunque" (2009)


Painter, illustrator, printmaker and sculptor. He received a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts of San Juan in 1979. He complemented his artistic learning in the workshops of artists such as Andy Bueso and Fran Cervoni, and with trips to different places such as New York, where he joined the Printmaking Workshop, Mexico, where he worked at Leo Acosta’s workshop, and Paris around 1991. In the nineties he delved into the sculpture genre and was able to form part of the Urban Art Project of the Municipality of San Juan by creating bronze sculptures that were placed in public squares of Old San Juan. He has been recognized with awards such as the prize for printmaking at the IV San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Printmaking, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan (1979) and first prize in painting from the Arana Foundation (1991). He also has exhibited his work in countries such as Puerto Rico, the United States, Spain, Mexico, France and Germany. His work, successor to the language of artists like Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Remedios Varo, is characterized by its portrayal of enchanted settings into which the artist invites us to enter, although he is also interested in the landscape theme.