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Ortiz Gustavo | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Ortiz Gustavo | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Ortiz Gustavo
  • United Kingdom
  • Painter

I want to bring an air of childish naivety, discreet humor and create a surprising universe, a story of wonder.
Gustavo spent his childhood in Realico, a small town lost in the Argentine Pampas. Besides the artistic activities experienced in his neighbourhood, an encounter with art would amaze and influence him; during a school trip to Buenos Aires, he attended a retrospective of the surrealist artist Joan Miró. At 17, he moved to General Pico for his studies. At the time he hesitated between art and veterinarian studies, but quickly his instinct led him to choose an artistic path. He completed classical training for 5 years at the university and acquired a solid foundation in art history and philosophy and experimented with different techniques. At 21 he moved to Chili and opened a studio in Santiago de Chile. For seven years he expressed his desire to create on his canvases and began to make a living from his work. Gustavo interweaves his South American origins and his intellectual attraction for Europe to create a unique universe; a harmony between indigenous and colonial art.
His style can be distinguished by the strength of the colours, the crisp edges and the use of collage as the main technique. He paints reduced landscapes, peopled with disproportionate characters or objects. Gustavo is inspired by the myths and legends of native Latin America. His paintings reveal elements of Primitive Art punctuated by an unexpected surrealism. The colourful and imaginary atmosphere of Joan Miró inspires his works. The rich creative period in Santiago gave him the notoriety and experience necessary to launch in Europe. In 2007 he crossed the Atlantic and decided with his English girlfriend to settle in London, where he continued his artistic adventure and multiplied his exhibitions.
  • 2011
    Affordable Art Fair with the Olivia Connelly Gallery
    Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 2007
    Moved to London
    London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    Art Degree at La PampaUniversity
    Santa Rosa, France
  • 1998
    Exhibition at the Maracó Cultural Centre
    General Pico, Argentina
  • 1975
    Realico, Argentina
(2 Artworks)

2 Artworks

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