JORGE OSWALDO - THE BAKER’S DOZEN IV AT TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
Portraits have come in many shapes and forms by all sorts of artists over the years, but it wasn’t until modernist movements that symbols began representing people as a whole. With contemporary consumerist culture and the facade of character the Internet has enabled, the ability to define one’s identity has transitioned to a place where symbols such as company logos can be used almost exclusively. Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer for Stussy, Jorge Oswaldo’s life struggle is one that involves this search for identity in this digital age.
His newest exhibition displays his research in the field, and incorporates logos and symbols into contemporary portraiture much in the way Pop Art worked branding into their more grandiose statements. “The Baker’s Dozen IV” exhibition is currently on display at the Torrance Art Museum until September 1st, and the artist speaks about his work in this interview with Stüssy. Details below.
The Baker’s Dozen IV
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
Show runs: July 21st-September 1st, 2012