Darío Ortiz at Latin American Art Exhibition, China 2012
Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City (BAMOIC), Beijing, China. November-December 2012.
Diego Rivera, Jesús Soto, Fernando Botero, Carlos Cruz Diez, Candido Portinari, julio Le Parc, Ignacio Iturria, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Alejandro Obregón, Rogelio Polesello, Darío Ortiz, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Gustavo Vélez and others
Is a Colombian neo-realistic artist known for his
contemporary compositions based on classic subjects.
He is a leading figure of the Renaissance of the
contemporary narrative art in Latin America.
Recently Yoshiharu Sasaki, Assistant director of the
Iwaki Art Museum de Japan, wrote: “It would be
possible to be said that the painting of Ortiz is baroque
of the contemporary time, constituted by the greatness,
and of a powerful subject, in addition dramatic to an
hidden tone, harmonizing with the privacy and the
audacity a traditional interpretation to the contemporary.
The dandyism to Hollywood and modus solid classic that
is reflected in her, I do not believe that it is possible to
create it in this nation.”
His works are included in the collections of the
Museum of Latin American Art of Los Angeles
California, the Civic Museum of Abano Terme in Italy,
the Museum of Antioquia, the Museum
of Modern Art of Cuenca, and The Museum of
Contemporay Art of Guayaquil, among others.
He founded in 2003 the Museum of art of Tolima. He is member of the Academy of History of