Lifecasting by Luis Jorge Mieses
a collection of Lifecasting Sculptures

Luis Jorge Mieses was born in Peru, where he grew up, graduated, and worked as an Industrial Engineer. Mieses used to travel into the jungle frequently where he had the opportunity to preserve the animal bodies through taxidermy. Taxidermy became one of his main hobbies. It required preparation, shaping and molding parts for mounting different animals. Through taxidermy he discovered the fascinating world of sculpture. Since moving to California in 2001, Mieses has devoted his time to sculpture and taxidermy. Mieses conducted extensive research and studies on techniques for making molds and sculptures which led him to the human figure. Since then he has devoted his time to Lifecasting; capturing hands, faces, feet and various parts of the human body.

Mieses is a distinguished professional in the preparation of life-size sculptures in the Bay Area. His works are owned by many private collectors.

Artist Reception: Friday Aug. 3rd 7pm–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose
Exhibition Dates: August 3–31, 2018

KALEID Gallery
88 So. 4th St., downtown San Jose
408-947-1785 •
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–7pm. Free admission.

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