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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Baseball Game

Baseball Game
- Oil on canvas
40 x 40 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Baseball Game
Baseball Game
Oil on canvas  
40 x 40 in
Sold
ALBERTO  ORTEGA Good Neighbors
Good Neighbors
Oil on panel  
10 x 8 in
$ 950
ALBERTO  ORTEGA 811 East Street
811 East Street
Oil on panel  
8 x 10 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Bermuda Grass
Bermuda Grass
Oil on canvas  
24 x 24 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Birthday Night
Birthday Night
Oil on canvas  
10 x 8 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Caveat Emptor
Caveat Emptor
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Clio Street
Clio Street
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Commuter
Commuter
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Cracked
Cracked
Oil on canvas  
12 x 12 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Craple Myrtle
Craple Myrtle
Oil on panel  
12 x 12 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Decoy
Decoy
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Dinner Time
Dinner Time
Oil on canvas  
12 x 12 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Front Door
Front Door
Oil on canvas  
12 x 12 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA I could have danced all night
I could have danced all night
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Light Timer
Light Timer
Oil on canvas  
10 x 8 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Marsicano Commission
Marsicano Commission
Oil on canvas  
36 x 30 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Oil Leak
Oil Leak
Oil on panel  
8 x 10 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Paraíso No. 1
Paraíso No. 1
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Ping Pong Table
Ping Pong Table
Oil on canvas  
24 x 36 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA The Gift
The Gift
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Weeknight
Weeknight
Oil on canvas  
24 x 26 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Where I_m Calling From
Where I'm Calling From
Oil on canvas  
30 x 30 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA Wildfire
Wildfire
Oil on canvas  
30 x 40 in
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ALBERTO  ORTEGA

ALBERTO ORTEGA

ALBERTO ORTEGA Biography

While his work is rooted in dense Spanish naturalism and its characteristic color palette, Alberto Ortega has taken American suburban life as subject matter for his oil paintings since moving to the United States in 2008. The technique and usage of materials in his work borrow from European Baroque paintings, while the narrative themes are born of literary and visual representations of American culture found in the works of artists and writers such as Raymond Carver, Richard Ford and Edward Hopper.

Alberto Ortega (Sevilla, 1976) earned his MFA in Sevilla, Spain, and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He exhibits in Spain and the U.S. and has received grants and awards in both countries.

ALBERTO ORTEGA Statement

“In my present body of work, I seek to provide an opportunity for the viewer to experience a feeling of connectedness with ordinary suburban life, which is a construct of the human race and an extension of our natural selves into our surroundings. I’d like to give the sense that one is not alone, but part of a group with similar needs, longings, hopes, dreams, fears and desires that transcend time.

I believe that any motif, when represented with a specific handling of the materials, should resonate emotionally and evoke something from the sensitive viewer. My intention is to use the medium less in the service of the illusion or representation than the reaffirmation of the pictorial surface: to establish a direct communication between technique and theme.”

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