Francisco Ortega

Francisco Ortega

Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

About Francisco Ortega

Spanish Artist, Member and co-founder of the collective Action & Power.
As an artist, my aim is to leave behind what is familiar and embrace everything that is a mystery to me. In my work there is improvisation and arrangement; there is room for chaos and the meditated construction of an image. There are connections, contradictions and dilemmas wrapped in an abstract atmosphere in which the emphasis is made in the process of painting itself and its characteristics and possibilities as a medium.

Education

1997 Jose Luis Pajuelo Classic Drawing Academy, Seville.
2002 Graduated in Fine Arts. University of Seville
2003 C.A.P
2007-2011 working as an assistant for the stablish artist Zadok Ben David

Events

currently exhibiting at Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana,Slovenia

Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 Premio de Pintura Indalecio Hernadez Valencia de Alcantara Spain
2018 100 artist, Ravnikar Gallery,Ljubljana,Slovenia
2017 Curvas del Flamenco, Museo del Baile Flamenco, Sevilla
2014 Projekt ,curated by Hayes Burke and Blair Zaye.
28 Whitechapel Rd space.London

2014 Tell me again, The Invisible Line Gallery, London

2013 Art licks Festival, Action and Power, Supa-moderns, Mother Project Space, London
2013 Burning Bright, emerging artists from Saatchi online at The Hyatt Regency, London.
2010 Emerging issues, Wildes Green Library London
2009 Exhibiting with Van Gogh at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, West Midlands
2009 Menier Gallery (11 untitled), London
2009 Finalist Top 100, Jealous Gallery, London
2009 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2008 Autumn Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2002 Museum of History Ciudad De Carmona, Seville
Awarded with an honourable mention

Group Exhibitions

2012 Action and Power, Ecce Homo, Mother Project space, London
2012 Action and power, Art Extravaganza, Arbeit Gallery, London
2102 Ground floor left Gallery, figuratively speaking, London
2011 Hackney Wicked Festival, London
2011 Equilibrium, Under the Dust studios, London
2009 Lloyd’s Gill Gallery, Weston Super mare
2006 Galleria Guadalquivir, Seville
2002 Fine Art University, Seville
2001 Foundation Verbum, Seville
2000 Festival Audiovisual Zemos’98, Seville

Solo Exhibitions:
2019 crucifigramas Casa de la Cultura Valencia de Alcantara.Spain.
2015 Maneras,Villa del Conocimiento y las Artes,Mairena del Alcor,Sevilla
2013 The logic of contradiction, Bernie Grant Art Center, London
2013 The Logic of contradiction ,Edwards Lane Gallery , London
2005 Raw Canvas, Abney Public Hall, London
2003 The Magic House, 142 Projects, London
2003 Visual Poems, Casa de la Cultura de Mairena del Alcor, Seville.

Works held in private collections in France, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Slovenia, Mexico and Spain.

Publications:
2013 Issue 37 Behold the man Hackney Citizen
2013Issue 72, Joaquin Vicente “the logic of contradiction” El Iberico,
2012 Issue 47 Aesthetica Magazines
2011 Issue 15, Stefanie Hope “in the abstract” Hackney Citizen
2010 Fringe MK (Milton Keynes) Catalogue finalist
2009 Fringe MK (Milton Keynes) Catalogue finalist
2007 Estefanía Scamardi. (Todo es color a pesar de la sombra)
A book about social compromise
2006 El Correo de Andalucía
2004. El Documento, Documentary about Spanish people living in London,
Directed by Jose Alvarez and Kaho Kojima