Jorge Ariel Escobar is a Paraguayan-American artist from Richmond, VA and earned his BFA from James Madison University. During his undergraduate career he has taken 34 photography credits, including a study abroad studio in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2017, he received the College of Visual and Performing Arts Undergraduate Research Grant and the Senior Art Achievement Award for Photography. He has shown in various venues including three shows at the student-run ArtWorks Gallery, The Golden Pony’s Pegasus Gallery, and The Gallery at Laughing Dog in Harrisonburg, VA.


As an artist, I am constantly growing and changing and I aim to express this fluid state through my art. I'm more of an introvert so I draw from my various emotions, experiences, and desires that are hidden from the outside world. I find myself swimming through various thoughts and emotions, good and bad, and I attempt to represent these states in my work. My approach to art making starts with various journal entires and writings in order for me to develop a project as fully as I can. Using traditional analog photography techniques I create narratives exploring concepts of the human psyche and mind, which comes from my fascination with the complexities of human nature.

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