{ the sweetest bee makes the thickest honey. }

John Ortiz

Issue 6

Crisp, globular, geometric, soft, graphic, whimsical, precise. John Ortiz' "Untitled Series 2001: 1,2, 3" takes on its own set of contradictions, and carves out for itself a distinct and cogent niche in neo-abstract expressionism. Enjoy.

Issue 19
These paintings traffic in organic abstraction. Warm colors and generous lines define strong block-right shapes, stacked at angles to keep our expectations grounded but slightly tilting.