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Art & Life with Moises Ortiz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Moises Ortiz.

Moises, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Everything started at a young age, I was obsessed with drawing cartoons, warriors, and Airplanes, I can remember
the need of using my hands to create, I can even remember fabricating my own toys, and pretending to be a ninja warrior! I was raised in a household of mostly women, and almost everybody in the family worked on the medical field (surgeons, nurses, etc) so I guess I was destined to be a Doctor? The only person on the art field was my Great Grandfather who was a contemporary colleague of Diego Rivera, perhaps the greatest Muralist Mexico ever had.

I was always pushed to excellence, and school and art was my thing. If I was good at school my family didn’t bother me much with my art inclination. Definitely becoming an artist was not what my family had planned for my future.

Discovering graffiti in 1994, allowed me to discover a whole new perspective of plastic arts, every aspect of it was fascinating to me. From that moment I knew my future was in the arts field. It was not going to be easy to have a future as an artist with only a strong desire and natural abilities, So I decided to go to university and study art and design, I also studied Architecture for a brief period. I finally graduated with a Masters degree in Design and Painting.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I would probably try to define my artwork as a part of the Post-graffiti and Graffuturism movement with a strong influence by the cubist movement, which clearly is my favorite school of art of the 19th century.

I love to experiment with different techniques, media and substrates. My variations are crafted from both traditional and modern language. Personally, I don’t like working on a traditional canvas. I have a great desire to work on all sort of metals, wood or plexiglass.

There are very specific elements in the composition of my work, the power of the shapes as a structural guide, as well as it’s dependence from one each other. I believe that every shape is important, As in life, every part of it has a purpose, and everything was predetermined to exist.

The color saturation as an emotional factor on the composition, clearly the use of a vast pallet allows me to have a maximum contrast; a determinant factor to engage with the spectator

My artwork is completely emotional and experimental even though there’s a formal design structure. My work explores the relationship between immediate interpretation, opinion, and judgment.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
In a certain way yes. Overall and historically Artist has been the vehicle to communicate a message,
The current world situation forces the art to be political, activist and social.
Art is expected to be disrupting and mind changing.

Personally, I have no need of being political at all, my work has an esthetical purpose in a sense
And the change I’m pursuing is on the mind and soul,

My intention is to create emotions and perception and to allow the spectator to interact with my work.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
people can visit my website: www.kharma1.com or visit my Instagram: moises_ortiz_art
and https://www.artsy.net/artist/moises-ortiz and have a glimpse of my work.

My work is also represented by some galleries in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Philadelphia, and NY.

Here are some of my recent exhibitions:

· 2018 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles by Saatchi Gallery
Art Fair – Santa Monica, CA

· 2018 Inside Artist Magazine Summer issue
London, UK

· 2018 Avenue des Arts Gallery
Thrive – Group show – Los Angeles, CA

· 2018 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles by Saatchi Gallery
Art Fair – Los Angeles, CA

· 2017 Los Angeles Finalist @ Bombay Artisan Series – 101Exhibit Gallery
Beverly Hills, CA

· 2017 Guest Artist At Downtown LA Art Walk
Avenue des Arts Gallery Los Angeles, CA

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Image Credit:
Birdman Photography @birdmanphotos
Avenue des Arts Gallery – Thrive Show – photography

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