Read more about the article Toward of The Sea
Gala, 2024, Iridescent watercolor on archival cotton paper. 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.5 cm)

Toward of The Sea

Iliana Ortega: Toward the Sea Although Iliana Ortega grew up in land-locked Mexico City, she hasalways loved the sea, and some of her best work follows the complexrhythms of the…

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Big Sur Ocean Cliff 2017 C-print 40 x 60 Inches; 102 x 152 cm

Summer Light

Antithetical to its name, most of the works in Summer Light include black-and-white images of oceans and skies—conceptual, photographic interventions that strip away color to reveal the haunting artifice of…

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Snow Day, WA, 2010 Pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag 30 x 40 Inches; 76 x 102 cm

New England

Discover the charm and essence of New England through the remarkable artwork of Iliana Ortega. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes, coastal scenes, and quaint architecture that define this beloved…

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Notebook #1 2010 Letraset on paper, 7 x 9 Inches; 18 x 23 cm


At times, this series evokes the spectral grids of Agnes Martin, or the poetically arranged textiles of Eva Hess—but the works in Ortega’s “Notebook” series have a more gothic, informational…

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Painting No.9 2010-11 Black pigment print, and oil stick on Hahnemühle matte paper 17 x 29 inches; 43 x 77 cm

Black and White Paintings

Originally conceived as drawings, Ortega now understands these works as interdisciplinary paintings. Inkjet prints—a format usually reserved for photography—are printed in total black, then treated with tape, pencil, crayon, and…

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Drawing No 11 2006 Enamel, graphite, and pigment on Japanese paper 28 x 30 inches; 63 ½ x 63 ½ cm

Beuys Drawings

“Beuys Drawings” is a series of ink drawings on Japanese paper created in 2006-07. I am interested in how the ink in conjunction with the transparency of the Japanese paper…

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