Rubén Ortiz Torres (b. Mexico City, 1964) is an artist concerned with exploring the social and aesthetic transformations related to cross-culture and globalization. Different strategies spring out from the media he explores. Including his interest in adaptation processes, among several contexts, and their transformations, are signs and objects which simultaneously change their shape and meaning. The work of Ortiz Torres includes painting, photograph, video, collages, multimedia, and commercial products that go from baseball caps to pick-up trucks, that question the art object and the tainted curiosity of folk. He earned his BFA from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Venice, CA. His work has been exhibited in La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Mexico; The San Diego Museum of Art, CA, USA; Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí, Mexico; The Glassell School of Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; Graz Kunsteverin, Graz, Austria; among many others.

Lure, 2018

Carbon fiber, PETG plastic, steel, aluminum, urethane, metal flake and candy paint.

“Lure” is based on the submarine “Vaquita.” Produced in collaboration with the UCSD Human Powered Submarine Team 2017-2018.

142 x 408 x 96 cm

56 x 161 x 38 in

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Lure, 2018

Carbon fiber, PETG plastic, steel, aluminum, urethane, metal flake and candy paint.

“Lure” is based on the submarine “Vaquita.” Produced in collaboration with the UCSD Human Powered Submarine Team 2017-2018.

142 x 408 x 96 cm

56 x 161 x 38 in

Inquire

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