As an artist I compose with paints, pastels, appropriated images, digital technology, found posters, prints and forms. This enables me to use distortion and exaggeration for emotional effect. My work interweaves, juxtaposes, and overlaps unlikely images from American, Mexican, Chicano and popular cultures that include icons, symbols, history, humor and the contemporary world to foster opportunities for the bending of meaning.
Slide show of acrylic paintings and monotypes below:
The artist retains copyright to the images displayed on this Web site. They may be used for non-commercial purposes if credit is given to the artist. For commercial purposes, please contact Tony Ortega for permission to reproduce, publicly display, copy, distribute or otherwise use such images.