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Mauricio Ortiz releases a brand new limited edition print: 'British Boy'

Updated: Mar 20

Thanks to the advancements in printing technology and quality, artists who have hesitated to make use of the digital method of reproduction are now willing to see their original work translated into this most accessible of formats.

Mauricio Ortiz had only dabbled in print making before now - and that was years ago with his ever popular white butterfly known as 'The Present'. Back then, the best option for optimal reproduction in multiples was silkscreen printing: a beautiful, but labour intensive and therefore expensive process, requiring the hand of a professional print-maker. Fast forward a decade and digital printing has really come of age. Any teething problems of poor colour matching, pixellation and general lack of vibrancy have long been left behind, and these days it is rather difficult to tell the 'real deal' apart from the print.

Ortiz launches a series of brand new prints with 'British Boy' - a striking portrait of a 'tribal' youth in turquoise toned flesh and sporting a solitary adornment of a necklace of huge white teeth echoing the whites of his eyes. What is his tribe? Where is he from? The combination of blended ethnicities gives us the answer: he is a British boy.

With more than a nod to both Vladimir Tretchikoff's famous 'Chinese Girl' and the iconic Grace Jones portraits by Jean-Paul Goude, Ortiz reveals another aspect of his artistic inspirations not often seen as his collectors are more familiar with his imagery of natural history.

For more information, or to secure a print of 'British Boy', please contact White City Gallery by telephone, email, through the website or social media.

Limited Edition of 100

70 x 70cm

Archival pigments on Canvas (high quality giclée print)

Shipped rolled and ready to mount / stretch / frame as you prefer

(+10cm allowance included for stretching or mounting)


Click here to place an order


Contact White City Gallery for further details

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