José Ortiz-Pagán talks of etching on steel and curating a booth at “Unlisted”
José Ortiz-Pagán curated a booth at "Unlisted," the wonderful art fair-like exhibit at the Icebox Project Space. And right now he's got work of his own at RACSO gallery -- etching on steel slabs with historical/political content. In this audio interview the artist talks about both aspects of his art career. It's a good listen! - Artblog Editor


José Ortiz-Pagán grew up in a small town in Southern Puerto Rico where he was a skater and a fledgling grafitti artist. Fast forward a few and now, he’s been in Philadelphia for seven years. The Tyler MFA in printmaking and sculpture talks about being an activist and about the political roots of his current work at the new Latino art commercial gallery, RACSO — that show, highly recommended, is up through the end of September. A selection of José’s work from the RACSO show will be moving to C. R. Ettinger Gallery in the near future. Enjoy this 30 minute podcast!

José Ortiz-Pagán
José Ortiz-Pagán at TGMR station at The Galleries at Moore
José Ortiz Pagán
José Ortiz Pagán, Mandragora I, rust etching on carbon steel plate
José Ortiz Pagán
José Ortiz Pagán, Zenith, rust etching on 4 carbon steel panels

Thank you to The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project for making this podcast possible, and especially to Matt Kalasky for inviting Artblog to participate in the Moore radio project. Listen to José Ortiz-Pagán’s interview at the TGMR site here.


activism, curating, etching, jose ortiz-pagan, RACSO Gallery, steel plates



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