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Jorge Tacla

Born in 1958, Santiago, Chile

Lives and works in New York City, United States, Santiago, Chile


Jorge Tacla primarily works with painting, drafting scenes which depict the aftermath of both man-made and natural catastrophes. Subjects have included the 2020 Beirut explosion and the Black Lives Matter protests. He also often draws on his experience of coming of age in Chile during the dictatorship, where violence was an everyday occurrence. Seeking to unravel the relationship between aggressors and their victims, Tacla hazily applies oils to canvas to represent the ways memory intersects wit...Read more