Catch Me Sippin' (2019)

ARTIST

Randy Ortiz

Randy Ortiz (b. 1982) is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As a self taught artist, he has worked professionally for the past 7 years creating promotional illustrations for movies, music and various publications. He has recently been focusing more on creating personal artwork and exhibiting in galleries across North America.

LOCATION

Fools & Horses
379 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
(South-facing wall)

ABOUT / ARTIST STATEMENT

By disorienting the viewer to conjure feelings of confusion, I have layered several identical works that demonstrates the concept of movement. By generating work using illustrative and manipulative methods, I reveal an inherent awkwardness; a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. I consider said movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss of creative energy. Isolating this creates new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and the never ending pursuit of perfecting one’s craft.

And coffee is great. That’s what this dude be sippin’. Sometimes, if I drink a lot of it, I get a little shaky shaky in my ol’ funny bones and I feel like said illustration. Michael calls me a ‘caffeine fiend’.


Partners: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Sponsors: Benjamin Moore


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