Javier Bohorquez is a photographer and contemporary artist based recently in Dallas, TX. His work is signed as Jabo.
The beauty of nature has inspired his love for photography. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion. His work has evolved over the years, guided by a strong interest of exploring and mixing different mediums. His spontaneous approach to color, light, texture and movement, turns Jabo’s work into a unique experience in the contemporary art world.
His photographs are the foundation of his abstract artwork. His creative process involves layers of imagination that create powerful compositions where color plays a dominant role. The strong connection to vibrant colors come from Jabo’s Latin roots.
Jabo studied at the International Center of Photography in New York and the Applied Art School in Amagansett, New York. He supplemented his formal training by studying with such talented and gifted photographer as Scott Kelby, a master in digital photography. Nonetheless, experimentation has been his most effective teacher! He is amazed at how things do not always appeared as they seem… “There is a surprise factor that we should always keep in mind”, he says.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, The Hamptons, NY, Minneapolis, MN and South Florida.
Originally from Colombia, Javier earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and Genetics in 1996 and worked with pure-bred dogs for 12 years. He relocated to New York City in June 2001. His passion for nature and design motivated him to return to school for the Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York where he completed his studies in 2006. He worked for various Landscape Architecture firms in New York City, The Hamptons, NY and Palm Beach, FL.
Recognition of his work include:
Nominee for Best Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 in Abstract, Nature and Portrait Categories by the International Color Awards, Photography Master Cup
The International Color Awards, Annual Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring the world’s highest level in contemporary photography. Every year this prestigious event brings world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry
What Digital Camera Magazine (United Kingdom) – Chosen for special exhibition 2011
National Geographic – Top 35 photos of 2009
Miami International Art Fair Organization – work chosen to promote the art show online in 2013