17" x 22" (43 x 56 cm). Digital Print.
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In these series I explore the masks that my family and I have chosen to collect. We have a small collection but it ranges from traditional day of the dead mask to cheap plastic animal masks. The beauty of a mask is that it is both a work of art and a cultural artifact. No matter what a mask echoes the culture its from. Through taking portraits of the empty masks I focused solely on the spirit of the mask itself.
Alatz Ortega is an emerging Spanish-American artist based in New York City.
Predominantly consisting of photography his works also include drawings, sculpture, and graphic design. He have been able to use shooting as a way to get closer to people and to himself being his best form of self expression.
He has been exhibited in The International Center of Photography and Cooper Union, where he will be beginning his second year.
ARTIST PROFILE ON OUR BLOG: ALATZ ORTEGA