The Flood Gallery presents: Denver Street Artist Michael Ortiz

The Flood Gallery Presents Denver based Street Artist Michael Ortiz

The Flood Gallery Presents Denver based Street Artist Michael Ortiz

Coming off a year packed with large mural and public art projects, including work during Miami’s Art Basel and a collaboration with Jamaica’s legendary Tuff Gong Records, Colorado-based street artist Michael Ortiz will debut a new collection of original work exclusively at the Flood Gallery on 30 October, 2014.

Ortiz is co-owner and founder of Like Minded Productions, a Denver-based art collective and print company co-owned by fellow artist Jonathan Lamb. Ortiz is known for his street art aesthetic, as well as for his work with large-scale production and murals around the US and the world, and for his progressive use of mixed medias and hard-edge graphics.

The Flood Gallery will exhibit 10 brand new paintings by Ortiz, and will feature limited edition prints signed and numbered by the artist. This is Ortiz’s first show in the United Kingdom.

Ortiz and Lamb also will be creating a new mural in London to accompany the show (location TBD) and to showcase their talent for large-scale public art. This will be a fantastic opportunity to witness international street art at its finest.

To view more of Ortiz’s work, visit www.michaelortizart.com.

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

7-10:30 pm

The Flood Gallery, 8 Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ

Free Entry

LK MNDD X TUFF GONG STUDIOS

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The LK MNDD team, from Denver, Colorado, recently was given the rare opportunity to bring reggae-inspired street art to Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. Founded by reggae icon Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley) and the home to reggae music, Tuff Gong Studios is now the home of a living street art piece by LK MNDD.

With help from fellow artist and business partner Jonathan Lamb, fellow breddren Bali Vaswani, director of operations Marie Bruce and The Tuff Gong team, and the Rastafarian community in Kingston, Jamaica, LK MNDD artist Michael Ortiz created a portrait of the great Bob Marley. Ortiz drew from the music and lyrics of Bob Marley and the Wailers to create the piece, and specifically found inspiration in the live show “Live in Santa Barbara, CA, 1979.” The strong,  energetic set of legendary tracks guided Ortiz through the paint session, during which he tagged Marley’s lyrics of revolution and phrases of freedom as he heard them. Tags including “Get Up, Stand Up,” and “Real Revolutionary” support the portrait, giving the piece an authentic rebel theme, as if the artist was tagging protest in the streets.

LK MNDD realized the levity of the opportunity quickly. “We’ve been doing productions all over but nothing this heavy,” Ortiz said. “Suddenly we were in the place where all of the magic happened and we felt inspired as if we were there to cut a track in the studio, so that’s just what we did. I started taggin’ all over the wall. we went in with intent and it all felt correct and meant to be.”

“After everything we went through to get here, the occurrence was a miracle,” Lamb said.  ”It felt good to be given praise from the people who helped — from the guys who escorted us into the heavily secured studio, to the security guards, to the crowd that gathered around once it was established that we were doing a production.”

The mural is now a living project, and Marie Bruce and her team has given LK MNDD permission to continue painting for Tuff Gong International and the Marley family. LK MNDD is honored and pleased to take part in such an important part of music, culture and history. More information is available at Likemindedproductions.com and michaelortizart.com.

One Love.

TG6 TG5 TG4 TG2 TG3

SNOW Print Release

Snow_print web   SignaturePrint Information: ‘Snow’ is the new giclee print series from the latest mixed media mural painted by Michael Ortiz at the Snowball Music Festival in Denver, CO..The edition is printed on 300g watercolor paper and are signed and numbered limited edition of 50. The size of the print is 17h”x 24w”.

Available here:

 without shipping ($60)

with shipping ($70)

Caleidoscoop Murals Miami

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Left to right: Haas & Hahn (Favela Painters), LK MNDD, X-O

 

Left to Right: Haas & Hahn The Favell Painters, LK MNDD, X-O and the Lost Object Project

Above is a preview of some the murals created for the Caleidoscoop Art exhibit. These Murals by Haas and Hahn, LK MNDD, and X-O are located at 250 NW 24th St. Miami, FL

Caleidoscoop

Caliedoscoop

 

Like Minded Productions is excited to announce that we will be throwing down a new mural in Miami for Caleidoscoop in the Wynwood District next week. Please like their facebook page to learn more information about this dynamic group art exhibit https://www.facebook.com/caleidoscoopart

Date: Opening reception is Friday Dec. 6th – 8th 2013 starts at 6pm

Location: 250 NW 24th Street, Miami Florida 33142 USA

also you can visit:

http://thecaleidoscoop.com/ — with Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb.

Urban Arts Fund Denver, CO

UAF Diamonds

Proposal to the City of Denver, CO: Our objective is to change the face of this dark corner into a more attractive part of the RiNo Art District in Denver by presenting bold, impactful and most of all colorful art. The lot serves for the Denver B-Cycle organization and has many walls surrounding it that are continually hit with graffiti. With the new mural that wraps around over to the backside of the former motorcycle museum we feel it will serve to be a more functional space with this impactful presentation of art.  The piece of art is designed to be easily repaired in case it gets vandalized due to all the proper designing and planning to get the mural in the range of 18-20 specific colors and the simple nature of the design. The art is designed to be cohesive throughout the whole space making it relative enough to the regular person to know that it is one ‘whole’ art piece rather than a collage of other art or any other subject matter. We are of the opinion with the influx of business, art and people moving into the area that the addition of this mural will impact the street and surrounding areas in very positive ways. The permission has been given to us by the property owners to proceed with our project, at this junction we re just looking for permission from the City of Denver. July 1st 2013.

28th and Larimer 28th and Larimer Mural 28th and Larimer Rendering with obsrtuctions

 

28 and Larimer

 

Info about the mural: The mural is designed with 18-20 specific colors. The content is simply an abstract way to describe the surroundings in Colorado and the momentum and future of Denver. The Diamond shapes represent the buildings and the mountains. The Blue sidewalk looking shapes at the bottom of each diamond represent the many roads to take in Denver and the many roads being built currently and what the possibilities of these future roads hold. The perspectives that draw the color inward represent the faster pace that Denver is starting to have and the pulse of a new generation of thinkers. The color bands at the top simply represent the sun and sky that we see everyday in Denver. The Black in the design represents everything else, it is the saturation of all  ’shapes and colors’ combined. Please keep in mind that this is also a study of color combinations and theories and functional design in art and that this particular design can function in any space and this is an expression of it’s simple design. The intense part about the mural is we intend to cover every contour of the space so that the designs run through all of the cracks and curves of each wall and cover the entire area with paint. For example the east facing wall(backside of former motorcycle museum) has a bay door that the painting will run throughout the indentions of the framework of the bay door making it even more sq. feet to cover.

Conditions are Subject to Change: New Works By Michael Ortiz

 

“Conditions are Subject to Change” is the name of the series of new works by Denver Artist Michael Ortiz. The works are the second installment to Michael’s latest body of work for 2013.

Michael’s use of Multi-Layering techniques with mixed media such as stencils, spray paint, and collage are a representation of how we live in a world of ever changing environments, possibilities and ways of thinking. Through layered collage and street art state of mind Michael explores ways to create new ideas and techniques by trying new things and not keeping with a general outline as to how each piece is made. With this Michael has been able to achieve different effects in each piece of art while maintaining a cohesive and responsive body of work.

Please join us for the Preview Thursday May 2nd 6-9pm and The Opening Reception First Friday May 3rd 5-10pm

For more info please visit: http://www.lovegallerydenver.com/