Jorge Caceres is an artist based in Washington, D.C., originally raised in Lima, Peru. Growing up in such a visually profuse environment and influenced by his Spanish and Italian origins, Jorge’s multi-cultural background gives him the unique ability to convey his creativity through painting. As a self-taught artist, he combines abstract pieces of diverse colors and shapes, a vehicle he uses to express a myriad of feelings and emotions.
He studied architecture at Ricardo Palma, one of Lima's most renowned universities, but found himself being drawn to the state of freedom painting offered him. Following that sense of freedom, Jorge moved to the United States in the early 2000s. It was then he decided that art was a vital element of who he was and to pursue it through artistic career opportunities.
He started working at an art gallery, where he learned about the art market. Later on, he became a design consultant for a prominent European company specializing in interior design with a studio in D.C. There, he gained valuable experience working with high-end clientele, helping them find the right design solutions for their homes. His love for architecture, interior design, travel and, especially, art, naturally lead to his role as a trusted advisor to his clients, especially when deciding on that perfect piece of artwork. Over time, more and more his clients ask Jorge to create paintings to fulfill their need for that “perfect piece of artwork”. He has been commissioned to create pieces in Washington D.C., New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, and other cities.
Jorge’s own words best capture his passion and insight:
"One day I got an email from a client in New York City asking me to create a new painting for his new home in a high rise condo. We exchange emails, and I asked him for pictures of his place. I also asked him what he was looking to obtain with this commission painting. However, since he was an exceedingly busy business man, little more than his basic goals and initial thoughts were convey. Nonetheless, I started painting. Having experience working with so many people in the past, I already knew what the client needed. The inspiration for the painting included the Art Deco era, with teal tones, and the vibrancy of New York City. After a couple of weeks, I found myself driving all the way to Manhattan to deliver the painting to my client. When I got to his place, I surprised him with the painting. He looked at it and simply fell in love with the piece. Interestingly, it was also the first time I met him in person. This particular experience made me think of the great things I could achieve with my art. It was a very personal moment. It truly was priceless”
Jorge is currently working on a new series of paintings inspired by his recent travels. The series’s inspiration include organic shapes found in nature, as well as geometric lines from interior deigns and Architecture from around the world. He believes art is the best expression of humankind. It tells the history of our lives, it transmits different emotions, and it feeds our senses.