Jorge Elizondo
(1953 - 2023)

Jorge Elizondo, renowned contemporary Mexican sculptor, was born on October 15, 1953 in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. His interest in art awoke at an early age, and at the age of 14 he began to receive drawing and painting classes at Alberto Fuster's workshop.

In 1970, he entered the School of Plastic and Audiovisual Arts at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL), where he studied sculpture with prominent teachers such as Marta Palau, Alfonso Sosa, Rolando Paniagua and Vicente Rojo. During his training, he also specialized in techniques such as bronze casting and iron work.

In the 1980s, Jorge Elizondo began exhibiting his work in solo and group shows in Mexico and abroad. His sculptures are characterized by exploring the relationship between space, form and matter, creating abstract and organic compositions that convey a sensation of movement and dynamism.

Throughout his career, he has received various recognitions and awards for his artistic work. In 1997, he won first place in the Sebastián Foundation National Sculpture Contest, in the urban sculpture category. In addition, he has participated in sculpture symposiums and has carried out various public works in Mexico, such as the sculpture "Rumbo al cielo" located in Ciudad Universitaria de la UANL.

Jorge Elizondo has also stood out as a teacher, teaching sculpture at the Adolfo Prieto School of the UANL and at the Adolfo Best Maugard School in Monterrey.

His work has been exhibited in renowned galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally, and is part of private and public collections in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

The artist died on August 11, 2023. Throughout his career, Jorge Elizondo left a significant artistic legacy, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary sculptors in Mexico. His work continues to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contribution to art transcends borders and generations.

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