Of Cuban origin, Jorge Mayet lives and works in Mallorca. His early career in painting gradually gave way to sculpture and installations, the media he works with to create an allegorical landscape in which nature and artifice combine in an enigmatic atmosphere, evoking the emotions and feelings experienced and distancing himself from the mere contemplation of landscape. His work is always reminiscent of his native Cuba, a creation conceived as a free metaphor removed from any political connotation. He has exhibited in a diverse range of art centres and galleries such as the Salón Cubano La Maison, Havana (1985), Galería Horrach Moyá in Palma (from 1997 on), Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art in Salzburg (2009), Art Project at Art Basel Miami Beach (2009), Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2010), Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2010), Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (2011), MC Gallery, Seoul (2011), and Maison Particulière Art Center in Brussels (2011). Awards he has won include the 1st Premio Nacional de Dibujo de la Embajada de la República Democrática del Vietnam (National Drawing Prize from the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam), Havana (1974), 1st Premio Nacional de Pintura at the XX Aniversario Movimiento Artistas Aficionados (National Painting Prize at the 20th Anniversary of the Amateur Artists Movement, Havana (1980), and 1st prize and mention at the XVII Salón de la Propaganda Gráfica, Havana (1984), as well as an acknowledgement in the anniversary year of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana (1993), where he graduated in painting. His work is present in noteworthy collections such as the Saatchi Collection, London, the Museum of Middle East Modern Art, Dubai, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and the Barjeel Foundation, Dubai, among others. E.B.