Portals, Altars and Mythological Figures: Art by Chía Ortegón
Today we’re featuring the artwork of Chía Ortegón. Chía is a prolific artist with her own practice and several collaborative projects on the go.
Many of Chía’s works are self portraits, and the female figure appears in a vast majority of them. Her technique celebrates line, with brightly-coloured figures that are built up using contour lines. Sometimes these lines are echoed in her backgrounds as well, or become overlapping patterns. There is a definite spiritual side to Chía’s work. Portals, altars, and mythological figures make frequent appearances, and her technique always seems meditative.
Aside from two-dimensional works, Chía has also worked in collaboration with another artist to create a collection of wearable art, collaged from fabric and beads. The pieces are mostly necklaces and larger statement collars, each intricately woven and made, once again, with a spiritual side in mind. For instance, one of the pieces is described as attracting friendship and joy. Sounds like a great accessory!