Masterfully fusing his distinctive calligraphy with motley symbols, Lessen East Facet indigenous Angel Ortiz aka LA II has been making his mark on the streets, in galleries and in museums for decades. Best regarded for his collaborations with the late Keith Haring in the 80’s, LA’s recent exhibition, Going for walks the Line, at Van Der Plas Gallery is a testomony to the artist’s infectious aesthetic that impacted Haring and proceeds to captivate.
The picture featured earlier mentioned, The Supreme Masterpiece, was fashioned in 2022 with acrylic and marker on canvas. Quite a few more pictures of artworks captured on my new go to to the gallery adhere to:
Black and White Tondo, 2022, Spray paint and marker on canvas, 10″ x 10″
The Grand Learn Tondo, 2021, Spray paint and marker on canvas, 10″ x 10″
Yellow on Blue, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 57″ x 57″
3 Triangles, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″
LA Crown, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″
Located at 156 Orchard Road on Manhattan’s Reduce East Side, Van Der Plas Gallery is open up day by day from 12pm – 5pm.
Take note: You can check out the interview I done with Angel back again in 2014 below.
Shots of artworks by Lois Stavsky