Rubble 9, 2007—2008

Jorge Tacla
Rubble 9, 2007—2008
Acrylic, oil and marble powder on canvas
254 x 254 cm
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


Jorge Tacla’s paintings from the Escombros series represent a space of social rupture. Motivated by the bombings in Beirut in 2006 and in Oklahoma City in 1995, this series emerges from the joints of a new architecture arising in the wake of catastrophe, be it natural or man-made. Tacla perceives these devastations as opportunities to investigate structural systems that would otherwise remain unseen.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Tacla, Jorge

Rubble Series

Jorge Tacla’s Escombros series (signifying 'rubble' or 'debris' in Spanish) depicts a bombed-out cityscape inspired from photographs of Beirut after the July 2006 Israeli War.