Masterfully fusing his distinct calligraphy with motley symbols, Reduced East Side indigenous Angel Ortiz aka LA II has been earning his mark on the streets, in galleries and in museums for a long time. Most effective recognized for his collaborations with the late Keith Haring in the 80’s, LA’s current exhibition, Going for walks the Line, at Van Der Plas Gallery is a testomony to the artist’s infectious aesthetic that impacted Haring and carries on to captivate.
The impression highlighted higher than, The Greatest Masterpiece, was fashioned in 2022 with acrylic and marker on canvas. Numerous additional images of artworks captured on my modern visit to the gallery abide by:
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″
Situated at 156 Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lessen East Aspect, Van Der Plas Gallery is open up everyday from 12pm – 5pm.
Note: You can check out the job interview I done with Angel again in 2014 here.
Photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky