Jorge Camacho is born in 1934 in Havana (Cuba). In 1952, he abandons his law studies and begins painting, driven by an inner strength that still remains for him mysterious. In Mexico, in 1959, he meets the painter Jose Luis Cuevas, with whom he begins a long journey to the sources of pre-Columbian cultures (Teotihuacan, Olmec, Maya, Aztec) that defines a new direction in his painting. Camacho moves to Paris in 1959, where he finds his friend the sculptor Augustin Cardenas. His first solo exhibition is held at the Galery Raymond Cordier in 1960. The following year, he meets André Breton and very quickly joins the Surrealist group, "Everyone talks about Surrealism, but few understand it." he writes. Camacho always remains faithful to this commitment. His poetic universe approaches tortured worlds, where the most sophisticated esoteric coasts along shamanism. His passions are writing, photography, music (jazz and flamenco) and ornithology; his themes are extensively present in his paintings as his engraving work. Jorge Camacho lives and works back and forth Paris and Andalusia since 1975.
SURREALISM/1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
15 years of graphic works 1979 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from portfolio "15 years of graphic works". Poligrafa Ed., Barcelona.