HANDMADE METAL FABRICATION
19h x 7w aprox.
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Mr. Enrique Ortiz
Mejia was born in Mexico in 1973. Since his early childhood,
he has been influenced by his rich heritage of Mexican Art going
back thousands of years. As a child, he showed great interest
and talent for painting as well as graphic arts. By the young
age of 11 he was entering local art competitions.
His attraction to sculpture
continued to develop in 1994 when he worked in his father-in-law's
iron factory. Doing heavy labor in the factory, he learned to
be a skilled craftsman of commercial constructions. In 2001 Mr.
Mejia received recognition and scholarship from the Bellas Artes
and Conaculta Competition and attended the School Of Artistic
Initiation in Bellas Artes. There he received an education in
advanced drawing, engraving, oil painting and art history. As
he continued to develop his talent, he naturally gravitated back
towards his basic love for sculpture.He professionally started
his career 7 years ago when he was 23 years old. His studio is
located in Mexico City, near the homes of artists he admires
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Enrique works with various types
of metals and iron, and a large assortment of light and heavy
tools. There he spends much of his time in his studio creating
his sculptures. Famous artists like Tamayo, Alexander Calder
and Pablo Picasso have also influenced his art. He is a member
of the Jardin Del Arte club, The Tonaculta, and the Fondo Nacional
De Cultura y las Artes. Enrique has also designed thropies for
Televisa and the Movie & Video Fair of 2001 in Mexico City
and has participated in over 30 expositions. His sculptures have
been purchased in Mexico City, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and galleries
in California and New York.