Born in 1962 in La Havana, Jorge Mayet is a Cuban expatriate artist living and working in Mallorca, Spain. His mobile landscape wall sculptures are like a nature wonder.
Devoided of political connotation Mayet’s work is a reminiscence of his native Cuba as well as a personal metaphor about exile and liberation. After graduating from San Alejandro’s National School of Fine Arts in Cuba, Jorge Mayet started his early career with painting which gradually gave way to his current sculptures and installations. Today, allegorical landscapes are created from his studio which are embodiments of his life experiences.
His artwork is included in major collections worldwide such as The Saatchi Collection, London; Middle East Museum of Modern Art, Dubai; The Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Barjeel Foundation, Dubai; Kumon Collection
of Arts, Seoul and White Rabbit, Sidney.
Jorge Mayet’s photographic memory has allowed him to conceive startlingly realistic landscapes and natural forms based on visions of his distant home country. Lifelike trees stand in for the artist’s feelings of nostalgia and yearning for his geographic and spiritual homeland. Nourished by memories and experiences, his work seeks to retain the essence of the Cuban landscape in its romantic and mystical guises. In Mayet’s allegorical language, nature and artifice are combined in an enigmatic atmosphere, his ephemeral sculptures having grown out of a unique sense of civilisation’s folkloric cultures.
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