Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is fundraising for a relief fund in support of the World Central Kitchen. Gerada (@GeradaArt), an artist known for his large-scale artworks around the world, has for nearly three decades used his artistic influence for social change. World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org/) is an organization founded by renowned chef Jose Andres that creates smart solutions to hunger and poverty.
Gerada is the artist behind the large-scale land mural recently painted at Corona Park in Flushing, Queens, the Somos La Luz Memorial, a portrait of Dr. Ydelfonso Decoo, a Hispanic man who was one of the first doctors in NYC to die from the virus. The mural is painted to memorialize him and to pay tribute to all of the lives lost from COVID, with a particular nod towards the “forgotten people of COVID-19,” acknowledging the disproportionate loss of NYC lives in the Hispanic and African American populations.
In support of this project’s launch, Gerada is launching a relief fund with the goal of $20,000 to support World Central Kitchen.
About Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada (www.gerada-art.com): Barcelona-based Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a contemporary artist, with works on display in galleries such as the Duran Gallery (Madrid), Nelly Duff (London), Mathgoth (Paris), Neo2 (Barcelona), Huberty & Breyne Gallery (Brussels), and public art on walls and surfaces in Spain, NYC/USA, France, Lebanon, Bahrain, Argentina, and other locations worldwide. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large-scale with ephemeral charcoal drawings of his Identity Series, painted murals, is uniquely known for the Terrestrial Series, which are earthworks so expansive that they are visible from space.