Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Mexican, born 1964

96 followers

Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Mexican, born 1964

96 followers

Though Rubén Ortiz-Torres’s interests and techniques have varied widely over the course of his career, they always reflect the environments that have shaped his identity. Ortiz-Torres has produced such diverse works as feature films, 3D videos, paintings, sculptures, kinetic installations, photo-collages, and performances, all having to do with his personal experience of the world. “Our identities are fluid and ever-changing,” he once said. “The human cognitive process is an unstable constellation of webs, fusions, and hybrids.” Though he was trained as a realist painter, he became known in the 1980s as a photographer and printmaker influenced by Mexico City’s punk scene. He attributes the more recent proliferation of cars in his work to experiences in Los Angeles and a childhood affinity for models.

Selected career achievements
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Learn more about artist insights.
Ways to buy
check
Buy now
check
Make offer
check
Bid
check
Inquire
Medium
reveal less
Price
reveal less
USD
$50 - $50,000+
Gallery
reveal more
Institution
reveal more
Size
reveal more
Color
reveal more
Time period
reveal more