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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
March 10 - April 30, 2010
Madrid, Spain

Espacio Canarias
presents:

Painting Without Text
Works by Jorge Ortega


(Translation by Google)

Canary Area. Creating and Culture (c / Alcalá, 91, Madrid), center open by the Government of the Canary Islands as part of the program Septenio shows until 30 April, a selection of the latest production of Jorge Ortega. Under the title 'Painting without text', the Canary artist offers a journey through a series of works that echo the pictorial motif, in a re-paint the same picture from the desire to make these lines as if for the first time.

In this new era painter leads us to an imaginary in which see us represented, trapping the viewer with the color and gesture, using the poetic, sensory, paradox and contradiction. "I propose the painting as an experience outside the text and words, as a vehicle to learn. Painting seeking intensity, that contemplation is the experience," said Ortega.

A twenty pieces shape this sample, extracted from your project exhibition 'Green Magenta', Canary Islands opened in late 2009. In this proposal, the works are grouped again and again to paint the same image. A first set would be related to other in history, where they no longer are the shepherds who came to stare back, but this lady, "who I am and I also smile staring back in their carry bags."

Her paintings are not the illustration of an idea, proposed from the outset to rescue an imaginary audience. A man built by the need to be supplemented by an unsatisfied desire for everything, where everything is set for renewal, and the need to assert and establish in-picture where recognized. "The elements that give meaning to us today from heterogeneous sources. I retrieve images from advertising. The same previously been stolen from the mythical, the religious, spiritual fantasies of Orientalism and the process have been drained to be used as bait. Some models that instruct and although we are representing our ideals, are in constant construction and change, "says the artist.

The identity, the instability of the self is something common to all. Self-portraits in which his body replaced by those of any, to open a link between memory and the present.

Beware of the certainty of the painting to communicate, but relying on it as one of the most direct, this way Jorge Ortega is aware that each mark in the painting is pre-loaded content and to paint and give new meaning to resources, one strategy is to play. Reaffirming the content that we presuppose in every gesture, mark, while contradicting others also presupposed.

In all of the pieces is the all that body almost always naked. Corporal away as ideals but always covered. From the apparent simplicity of the painting inaccurate, simultaneous texts, and the stain color, going through an appointment or a referral. A place of impossibility between the transcendent and the banal. There, where the images dissolve the meanings in the irresolvable tension between thought and paint finishes to complete what appears to be incomplete.


Espacio Canarias
Alcalá, 91, 28009 Madrid, Spain Map 915.770.595

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ABSTRACT ART
“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland