Bernardo Ortiz
Sin Titulo (White), 2016

Folding tracing paper
25 × 35 cm

At the core of Bernardo Ortiz’s artistic practice blending drawing, writing and design, lies the comprehensive notion of the “page”. According to Ortiz, “a page is a material support but also a discursive space, and the boundaries between the two are tenuous. Its surface can be opaque or transparent, it has two sides and can be real or fictional.” Ortiz intervenes the support in subtle ways: with sharp light lines made by hard-leaded pencils; all in all, his works are literary drawings insinuate the passage of time while posing questions about this complex territory known as the ‘surface’ or the ‘page’.

Presentation of the artist’s practice on the Casas Riegner gallery webpage.