Jorge Roby Misium
I draw interactions. Installations, sculptures, performances… Spaces. I sketch every day. 1000 drawings a year. The drawing process defines the project, I rarely draw ideas anymore. A gesture becomes a figure or a space. A crane. Surprises reward. Where did the pink mice come from? I draw sense into the entropic gesture. A push-pull between fantasy and the work that works. One and the same. Interactions appear often. Actions are frequently required from visitors or performers to diminish an overwhelming disruption in the space. My technology experience informs the how to of the projects. My sculpture making defines its materiality. Lasers and feathers. I started studying the violin when I was five years old. We lived in the slums. I hold 17 patents. I must draw. It is imperative.
Jorge Roby Misium is a Uruguay-USA dual-national artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He holds graduate degrees in science and in art from Berkeley, Rensselaer and SMU. His first solo show was at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Arts in 2007 shortly after receiving his MFA in Sculpture. His installations have been animated in Venezia (2009), in Beijing and Shanghai (2008), and in several US locations (2007-10). See www.ZenGorilla.com for more.