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Fran Ortega is one of the best visual artists on the contemporary scene, in the true sense of the word. He controls in fact techniques and materials, with absolute talent, experimenting on plastic solutions of high impact, which give life to his strong critical and cynical vision of the society.
Francisco Ortega graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Seville in Painting (2002).

"My work is under a constant process of metamorphosis, through the dialogue between intuition, improvisation and the meditated construction of an image"
The final result of any of my paintings is conditioned by the evolution and accumulation of intuitive gestures and a long process of errors, mistakes, struggles and trials seeking a potential image.
I work with no preconceive ideas, submitting my work to a constant rhythm of change and transformation. Not just the colours and composition are open to be transformed but the meaning, the significance of the painting. What today it is an open and clean blue sky, tomorrow it could be the perfect storm. That dynamism it is what it gives us the possibility of remerge, and purify things and ourselves.
1997 studied classic drawing with Jose Luis Pajuelo, Seville
1997 Accepted into the fine arts university Seville
2002 Graduated in Fine Arts by the University of Seville
2003 C.A.P

2002 Finalist at ďCorredor VerdeĒ
2002 Finalist ďVII Muestra de Artes Plasticas ciudad de Dos Hermanas
2002 Honorable mention ďConcurso de Pintura RŠpida ciudad de Carmona"
2004 moved to London.

 

    Group Exhibitions:

2009 exhibiting with Van Gogh,s "Sorrow" as part of the weekend supplement at the New art gallery Walsall, West Midlands.
2009 selected exhibition ,Menier Gallery (11 untitle),London
2009 Catalogue finalist Fringe MK (Milton keynes)
2009 selected finalist for the Top 100 ,jealous gallery ,London
2009 Islington Arts Factory , London
2009 Lloydís Gill Gallery, Weston Super mare¬†¬†¬†¬†
2008 Islington Arts Factory, London
2007 Mackenzie pavilion, London
2006 Gallery Guadalquivir, Seville   
2006 142 Project, London
2004 Abney Public Hall, London
2002 Universidad De Bellas Artes De Sevilla
2002 Museo de Historia de la Ciudad De Carmona awarded with an honorable mention
2002 selected finalist for the exhibition, Consejeria de Medio Ambiente, Sevilla
2001 Foundation  Verbum, Seville
2000 Festival Audiovisual Zemosí98

 Solo Exhibitions:

2008 Courtyard Theatre, London
2005 Abney Public Hall, London
2003 142 Project, London
2003 Casa de la Cultura de Mairena del Alcor, Seville.

 Collaborations:
2007/08 Tendencias. Cultural magazine. Sevilla
2007 Todo es de color a pesar de la sombra. Stefania Scamardi. A book about social      compromise
2004. El Documento, Documentary about Spanish people living in London, directed  by Jose Alvarez and Kaho Kojima
2002/03 Brigadas Blanquinegras. Sports Magazine. Seville.

  • COLABORACIONES

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    2005. Neighborhood in the district. SOUTH POLYGON
    2006. EXPO Everything is colored in spite of shadow: The story of a house in south polygon. One year later GUADALQUIVIR HALL.
    2005. JAZMIN.
  • GALERIAS

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    2006_Works for Exhibition: Todo es de Color a pesar de la sombra