Giorgio “Jorghe” Casu
A native of Sardinia, Italy, Giorgio Casu, or Jorghe as he signs his works, is a contemporary artist, based in New York City and creating art all around the world. After working in a psychiatric center and with children as a professional educator, art teacher, and therapist, and after founding a comic association “Chine Vaganti” in Italy, he began focusing on his art career in 2002.
He embarked on a 5-year long journey, throughout the UK, Australia, South-East Asia and the USA from which he drew inspiration for most of his early works. Giorgio’s acrylic paintings, for which he is best known, have been shown in major event and galleries around the world, including the White House, where he presented his portrait of the president Obama in 2010.