Omar Ortiz (Mexico, 1977) has a passion: to capture his subject matter on linen canvas as lifelike as possible. Omar is known for his stunningly realistic paintings of the human body. “I really enjoy the challenge of reproducing skin tones, preferably in natural light. I like to keep the simplicity in pieces, because I believe that overabundance takes away from the artwork.”

The hyperrealism paintings of Omar Ortiz

Omar Ortiz’s work, characterized as minimalist and hyperrealist, emphasizes the human body. The backgrounds are often filled with textures, and Omar skillfully captures a magical interplay of surfaces in his work.

Biography Omar Ortiz

Omar Ortiz was born in 1977 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where he still lives today. He has been interested in drawing and illustration since childhood. He studied for a degree in graphic design, where he learned various techniques, such as hand drawing, pastels, charcoal, watercolors, acrylic paint, and airbrushing.

Once his studies were completed, he decided to paint professionally. In 2002 he followed his first oil painting lessons with the artist Carmen Alarcón, whom he considers his most important teacher. He currently works in oils because they allow him the maximum possible techniques.

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