Jorge Ortíz INGLÉS
Medellín, Colombia (1948)
Jorge Ortiz’s work, active from 1971 to this day, is considered one of the most relevant in the Colombian art scene. Cables and Boquerón are the two most relevant photographic series, before he began a period of production of artworks from experimental process through the chemical treatment of film. In this way, his images emerge with the light-space-time continuum, considering photography as an idea (concept shown by Joseph Kosuth).
Cables is a series made between 1977 and 1979, in which the streetlights of Bogotá and Medellín become the protagonists of the composition. The partially cloudy sky rigorously delineates the geometric shapes that envelop the city landscape.
Boquerón is the title of a series made between 1979 and 1980. The images are constructed from shots of clouds moving between two mountains, a boquerón, through an interval of 5 minutes; the real intention here being to photograph time.
Paisajes (or Landscapes) is the result of a series of 8 images that emerge because of the action of light and time over photosensitive film. Paper drenched in chemicals, unveil a series of traces which, like painting, transform the gesture into a landscape.
Fairs: Buenos Aires Photo