Rubén Ortiz Torres captures cultural collisions

The artist has an eye for catching those awkward moments when cultural traditions meet modernization

San Diego CityBeat on August 31, 2011

Ortiz-Torres says, “There are these two systems that are clashing with each other. There are these different aesthetic systems, iconographies and symbolism that collide. The couple’s aesthetics are somewhere, and yet the place is somewhere else entirely.”...Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man is a thoughtful survey of Ortiz-Torres’ works from 1984 to 1990.

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"Apocalipsis Maya" by Ruben Ortiz Torres. Image courtesy of San Diego CityBeat.

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