Senor’ Ortiz possesses something very few men as well as few people on this planet possess. He has a “Keen Appreciation” of the female form. The human female is the most incredibly magnificent work of art that has ever existed in the history of this planet. Most of his works, which have been classified as minimalistic, are done in oil, although he has experience with pastels, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics, and airbrushing.
Omar Ortiz was born in 1977 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where he still lives. Since he was a child he has been interested in drawing and illustration. He studied for a degree in Graphic Design, where he learned different techniques such as hand drawing, pastels, charcoal, water colors, acrylics and airbrushing. When he finished college he decided to make a living from painting. In 2002 he attended his first oil paint classes with the artist Carmen Alarcón, who he considers his main teacher. Omar Ortiz currently works with oil painting because he considers it the noblest technique.
Omar describes his work by saying, “Since I started painting I have always tried to represent things as real as I can. Sometimes I succeed and some others I don’t but it’s a fact that it is very difficult for me to do otherwise. I enjoy the challenge of reproducing skin tones and it’s disturbances under natural light, particularly in bright conditions. I like simplicity in my pieces since I believe that excesses make us more poor rather than rich.”
The paintings of Omar Ortiz brings you to a spiritual state of calm and contemplation. The technique, in each and every detail, gives to the work of this Mexican artist a sort of uniqueness. His work is characterized as minimalistic – hyperrealism where the human body is predominate whit texture-filled backgrounds and a magical use of fabric. “His paintings act like intimate pieces, trapped in themselves, outside of space and context”. The great artist of the time. He did find the success after seeing the dark days. It’s all about following your passion.