KC Ortiz - September 9th 1997
· Acrylics on heavy weight archival paper
· Original artwork
· 59,4x42 cm (A2)
Full title of this artwork: "September 9th 1997 a long delay in Calais, France. Hands shake in Bamako, Mali. Tea in Dushanbe, Tajikistan."
This artwork looks great in our readymade frame Scandic/Quadrum from Nielsen. Choose between solid oak, black or white.
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ABOUT THIS ARTIST
KC Ortiz’s life story sounds more fantastic than fiction—but it’s all true. From Chicago’s train yards to 5 years in federal prison, to a career as a seasoned photojournalist, KC’s art today is a reflection of a life lived to the fullest.
There are pivotal moments that most artists can point to that helped shape not only who they are, but the type of work that they produce. For photographer/illustrator, KC Ortiz, those moments started as a youth—guided by the allure of graffiti on the streets of Chicago—which introduced him to the exhilaration that would course through him as he painted illegal pieces and evaded the police.
Twenty years later, Ortiz would find himself in some of the most dangerous and precarious regions in the entire world as a combat journalist.
While some people have a natural inclination for venturing into the murky unknown, Ortiz had five years to think about what he wanted to do with his life after that same penchant for fast-living landed him in federal prison.
Text by Alec Banks from the interview "The Exceptional Journey of KC Ortiz, Through Graffiti, Prison, War Photography, & Art - www.thehundreds.com