Leonardo Ortega

Born in 1992 in Durango, Mexico

He lives and works in Mexico City 

He formed himself in the workshops of duranguense painters. He has had four solo shows and has been awarded diverse scholarships and grants for his work. His work addresses mainly the shades of death, loneliness and deception that can be found in common places and spaces as shady alleys, dirty sidewalks or public dumpsters. Abandonment and carelessness as shades within colorful elements can be found, such as piñatas or flowers that stars in the urban disenchantment. 

His work is guided by curiosity and technical rigor where he studies and practices the use of light, perspective and texture with the goal of achieving their highest potential. In his work, beauty escapes the obvious and is found in the atypical, it’s not about the beautiful object but what builds up that beauty and what surrounds it.