The Sentinel sculpture by Jimenez Deredia Rome 2009
Jorge Jiménez Martínez, in art Deredia, was born in Heredia, Costa Rica, on October 4th, 1954. He graduated in sculpture at the Castella Conservatory.
He began working as a sculptor in the 1970s, creating works that highlight both the development of organic forms modified by the environment, the force of gravity and growth, and influences of pre-Columbian art.
At the age of 22, in 1976, he moved to Italy thanks to a scholarship and began traveling around Europe; coming into contact with the main artistic movements of the continent.