Artist Spotlight: Alberto Ortega

A selection of paintings from “Darkness behind the picket fence” by artist Alberto Ortega. He says, “As an immigrant to the United States, I am intrigued by American suburban life as depicted in film, literature, and visual art. Through the images I create of American homes, buildings, and man-made environments, I seek to portray society and some of its contradictions. These scenes represent hopes and dreams, the threat of their failure, and alienation. I hope that my paintings set a stage that allows a drama to play out within the viewer.”

Have a look at images from the series below, and check out more Editors’ Picks here.








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