Damian Ortega | the artist




The artist Damian Ortega
Born 1967, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Postminimalism,


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Damián Ortega’s first United States solo museum exhibition, Cosmic Thing, is an extended and humorous meditation on one of Mexico’s most potent symbols of Westernization and mass production: the Volkswagen Beetle…
In addition to fantasy and the possible illusions created by forms, Damián Ortega nevertheless seeks to subtly alter the syntax or everyday objects and their signification…
There is a childlike delight to be had in knocking over a row of dominos…
The wit that characterised Damián Ortega’s former career as a political cartoonist is also apparent in his art. In one sculpture shown here, what looks like an elegant model of a molecular structure turns out to be composed of tortillas — a reference to Ortega’s native Mexico. In the work Margin of Accident/Running Gag, a chair appears to catapult backwards through space…
Escarabajo


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