Samantha Ortiz
The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition
December 5 – December 15, 2018
Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2018 6-8 PM

Samantha Ortiz realizes compositions in different modes. Ranging from still-lifes, to abstraction, to an almost minimalist style of painting, the variety underlying Ortiz’s works is unified by the way she allows canvas to become a visible substrate for her works. Rather than emphasizing the illusiveness of paint on canvas, Ortiz foregrounds the materiality of the media she puts to use.

The ink on canvas work No Title 1 provides an excellent example of her process, where Ortiz intends the viewer to become invested in how a picture is made as opposed to what it depicts.