La Marcha de los Desvalidos by Tony Ortega (Serie Project XVII | Latino Art Studio Screen Print)
La Marcha de los Desvalidos, 2010
Screen print / Serigraph / Silkscreen, 16.5 x 20.5 in
Edition of 50 (Serie XVII / 17)
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Tony Ortega holds a MFA in drawing and painting from the University if Colorado and is currently an assistant professor for Regis University. His work is about presenting the Latino experience through individual slices of life of the community, family and many other sectors of present-day society, both urban and rural. Each artwork is only part of the total picture, the Latino experience, not as an isolated phenomenon but as an active, integral part of American society.
This artwork illustrates the changing environment in the United States. The border is no longer just at El Paso, Juarez, San Diego or Tijuana. The border is here in Denver; it is in Los Angeles and in Phoenix. The border either expands or is shot full of holes. Cultures and languages mutually invade and affect one another. In the postmodern age, his visual language speaks to the issue of international migration, focuses on shifting demographics, draws from pop culture by using existing community posters and seeks to present truth at a more local, personal level.