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Jorge Blanco's large-scale sculpture "Here's Looking at You" has been unveiled. It was installed in the historic Burns Court neighborhood of downtown Sarasota, courtesy of the Artist and of Andrew Ford Fine Art. Sarasota Estate Auction also sponsored the showing of the film "Cinema Paradiso" directed by Giuseppe Tornatori at the Burns Court Movie Theater, Jorge Blanco presented the film. All in all it was a successful event. Historic Burns Court Square is one of Sarasota must-visit neighborhoods developed by Owen Burns in 1925, read more about Burns Court here.

Visit Jorge Blanco's Gallery at 502 Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 Call: 941.359.8700, by appointment only.

large-scale sculpture by Jorge Blancoi
"Here's Looking at You", Jorge Blanco

Sculptor Jorge Blanco designed the trophy for the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open!

Blanco is represented by Andrew Ford Fine Art who was one of the sponsors for this prestigious event. Click here to read Cliff Roles article published by Sarasota Magazine

German Daniel Altmaier, winner of the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open 2023 with the trophy designed by Jorge Blanco
The winner Daniel Altmaier from Germany

"Elizabeth Moore, the City of Sarasota and many others are keeping Nick Bollettieri’s tennis legacy alive through the Sarasota Open. I expect the open to continue to grow. While we may not ever achieve the high status of a Wimbledon or a Monte Carlo, our tournament provides an intimate encounter with professional tennis that no other one offers." Cliff Roles, Sarasota Magazine

Photo of Elizabeth More and artist Jorge Blanco, pictured at the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open 2023 with Jorge Blanco's beautiful prints.
Jorge Blanco & Elizabeth Moore



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Whether soaring 20 feet above a bustling city street or punctuating a serene park, Jorge Blanco’s vibrant, aluminum sculptures are instantly recognizable. The playful silhouettes—depicting everything from human forms in motion to fruit and abstract shapes—are his vehicle for spreading joy. “Art is communication and feeling,” says the Sarasota-based artist, whose practiced sculpture for nearly 50 years. “I always have the same intention in my work: communicate happiness, energy and enthusiasm.”

Blanco’s penchant for art began in his native Venezuela. As a child, he discovered Auguste Herbin’s colorful and geometric paintings, which had a profound impact on his work. While Blanco’s early sculptures portrayed darker subjects, his artistic language shifted to express a more positive point of view upon meeting his wife, Elena, in 1984. “The world has two sides,” Blanco explains. “One is sad, scary and painful, whereas the other is about beauty, smiling and comfort. I choose to focus on the latter because it is encouraging.”

Bold primary hues or bright white coloring are hallmarks of his work, which include 30 permanent public sculptures, in addition to private commissions, throughout the U.S. and abroad. His pieces directly reflect the inspiration he finds in day-to-day life, whether that be sports or the color of a piece of fruit. Before embarking on a new sculpture, Blanco closely surveys the site where the work will live, observing shadows cast by the sun, wind conditions, vegetation and surrounding architecture. Each design originates as a humble paper sketch, evolving into a model and then a technical drawing before reaching its final machine-cut, powder-coated form. “It’s important to me that people smile when they see my work,” Blanco muses. “It is a gift that encourages me to continue working.” LUXESOURCE.

Photo: Elena Hernandez-Ron

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