Ortega’s art takes the best qualities of pop art and using a recurring character like Tintin is the main proof of it, but unlike many other artists, he makes a personal reinterpretation that comes from his personal experiences, and he does it in an impeccable way, with his own stamp.
Gabriel Ortega was born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1969 and from a very young age the spirit of art took hold of him, not in vain he devoted himself to the study of fine arts, first in his hometown and then in Valencia, Spain.
In his twenty years of intense professional career, Ortega has had more than eighty exhibitions in Europe, Asia, South America and North America, such as the Salon of the frescoes of Le Sibille di Raffaello at the Chiostro del Bramante, Intelligent Building at the EEPP in Medellin; Guest Artist, XXI International Comics Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain; Cow Parade in Barcelona, Water Museum.
His work, not excluding techniques such as painting, weaving and sculpture, constantly resorts to the fictional character of Georges Prosper Remi (Hergé): Tintin.
Ortega, very attached to this character, sets himself the challenge of playing him in adventures never seen before: he takes him to the tropics on a quest, to masterful rooms, and now, on a journey through time.
“I really paint Tintin because I grew up with him, in the evenings I read the superhero comics including the Adventures of Tintin and for me this character became like a hero, and he is a hero who doesn’t have those super powers, because his powers are others perseverance, moral values and constancy… Tintin is the child that everyone carries inside…”