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4W0-848-3K0

Catch Me Sippin' by Randy Ortiz

ARTISTS: Randy Ortiz LOCATION: Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway (Two panels installed West-facing wall) Randy Ortiz is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a self-taught artist, he has worked professionally for the past seven years creating promotional illustrations for movies, music and various publications. He has recently been focusing more on creating personal artwork and exhibiting in galleries across North America. By disorienting the viewer to conjure feelings of confusion, I have layered several identical works that demonstrates the concept of movement. By generating work using illustrative and manipulative methods, I reveal an inherent awkwardness; a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. I consider said movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss of creative energy. Isolating this creates new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and the never ending pursuit of perfecting one’s craft. And coffee is great. That’s what this dude be sippin’. Sometimes, if I drink a lot of it, I get a little shaky shaky in my ol’ funny bones and I feel like said illustration. Michael calls me a ‘caffeine fiend’. Partners: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Sponsors: Benjamin Moore Photo by Emily Christie

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Catch Me Sippin' by Randy Ortiz


ArtMoi ID

4W0-848-3K0


Creation Date

2019


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ARTISTS: Randy Ortiz LOCATION: Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway (Two panels installed West-facing wall) Randy Ortiz is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a self-taught artist, he has worked professionally for the past seven years creating promotional illustrations for movies, music and various publications. He has recently been focusing more on creating personal artwork and exhibiting in galleries across North America. By disorienting the viewer to conjure feelings of confusion, I have layered several identical works that demonstrates the concept of movement. By generating work using illustrative and manipulative methods, I reveal an inherent awkwardness; a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. I consider said movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss of creative energy. Isolating this creates new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and the never ending pursuit of perfecting one’s craft. And coffee is great. That’s what this dude be sippin’. Sometimes, if I drink a lot of it, I get a little shaky shaky in my ol’ funny bones and I feel like said illustration. Michael calls me a ‘caffeine fiend’. Partners: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Sponsors: Benjamin Moore Photo by Emily Christie