Jul 16th 2022

Artist Tour: Raúl Ortiz

@ Elmhurst Art Museum

150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Opening Saturday, July 16th, from 1PM - 2PM

On view through Sunday, August 14th

Artist Tour: Raúl Ortiz

Saturday, July 16, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Free with admission or current membership Advanced Ticket

Raúl Ortiz takes visitors through his exhibition, More is More, located in the Museum’s historic McCormick House. Ortiz will answer visitor questions and share the thought process behind his work, including how architectural elements, color, pattern, and nature inspire him.

Free with admission or current membership.
Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

Exhibition programming is sponsored by Explore Elmhurst grant program and The Driskill Foundation.

About the exhibition

While a fan of modernist design and architecture, Raúl Ortiz’s paintings do not prescribe to the “less is more” philosophy credited to Mies van der Rohe. With a penchant for color and contrast, Ortiz combines a variety of different colors, patterns, and forms from multiple sources such as ethnographic patterns, architectural elements, and botanical forms. His finished paintings reflect a collage-like process of overlapping layering, obliterating, and refinement of images with decidedly contemporary color choices.

Raúl Ortiz lives and works in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. He is originally from Diego Rivera’s hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico. At the age of five, he moved to Chicago’s Little Village with his family. He received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Illinois.

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