Jorge Contreras is a Venezuelan artist born in Caracas, the city where he studied civil engineering at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, from where he graduated in 1982. Meanwhile, he did several art workshops; then he traveled through Europe and the United States with the purpose of visiting museums, meeting artists and exchanging ideas with them, an experience that contributed to enriching his knowledge and orientation as an artist, inclination, or gift, that he began to manifest from an early age in the drawing or painting contests organized at the Colegio Francisco Pimentel de Caracas, where he studied, a building that was designed by Carlos Raúl Villanueva, the highest representative of modern architecture in Venezuela. In its entrance there was a sculpture by Francisco Narváez and at its inside a painting by Tito Salas, structure and works for which the Contreras schoolboy, since then, felt attraction, which would soon become his passion and vocation.
Being an artist who is in constant search and review of his visual production, he is not satisfied with staying long on a subject until exhausting it because art and reality for him are extremely broad and changing, which is why in his career we see that He has worked on several series, he has gone from one stage to another, whose themes have been the urban landscape, animals, bicycles and his most recent series known as Icons of Pop. The titles of his series are very explicit, they are related to an urban problem in relation to the social and environmental: Civitas animalis, Urbis coloris silvestris, Urbis-CCS, Urbis-constructor, Urbis-Bicy-07, Movilis urbanus, Bicicletas urbanas.