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Rubén Ortiz Torres explores social and aesthetic changes related to cross-cultural exchange and globalization. The artist recently had a survey exhibition at MUAC in Mexico City in 2019.

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Courtesy of the artist and Royale Projects

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Plata o plomo o glitter; Rubén Ortiz TorresRoyale Projects
2019
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the AmericasQueens Museum
2017
White Washed America; Rubén Ortiz TorresRoyale Projects
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Glitter Attack, 2020

Urethane, silver leaf, candy paint, and metal flake on aluminum panel
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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MCASD Benefit Auction

Rubén Ortiz Torres explores social and aesthetic changes related to cross-cultural exchange and …

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Royale Projects

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Rubén Ortiz Torres
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