Carloso Ospina Ortiz at Saper Galleries
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12/10/14 Lansing CityPulse article about the Ortiz exhibition

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(Still Life with Quinces)
Oil on canvas

18 x 14"
igned and titled by the artist
Artist Ortiz
                    with the Saper Galleires team
Gallery team Jennifer, Roy, and Elisa with artist Juan Carlos in the fall of 2014.

Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz is a Colombian-born artist who was introduced to me in the fall of 2014.

Now living in Spain he is a highly trained artist who demonstrates phenomenal talent with his exquisite still life and realism paintings on canvas. 

I invite you to enjoy the amazing paintings shown below which are now on display here at Saper Galleries.  Perhaps you may enjoy having an original Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz in your collection!

Want a portrait commissioned of you, a family member, or other person?  Ortiz paints portraits based on photos or life.  Contact us for further information!

Thank you for your visit!   ~ Roy Saper


Oil on canvas

  22 x 58"
Signed and titled by the artist


Oil on canvas

38 x 51"
Signed and titled by the artist

Oil on canvas

35 x 44"
Signed and titled by the artist

                    DE LA ESPERANZA


(Still Life of Hope)
Oil on canvas

18 x 21 1/4"  (45 x 55 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist



Oil on canvas

19 3/4 x 21 1/8"  (50 x 65 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist
Sorry, sold for $4,500


Oil on canvas
28 x 28"
Signed and titled by the artist


Oil on canvas

25 1/8 x 31 1/2"  (65 x 81 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist


Oil on canvas

19 3/4 x 25 1/8"  (50 x 65 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist
$4,750 framed


Oil on canvas

19 3/4 x 25 1/8"  (50 x 65 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist


Oil on canvas

37 3/8 x 29 3/4"  (95 x 75 cms)
Signed and titled by the artist

Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz

Juan Carlos Ospino Ortiz at Saper Galleries

September 27, 2014

Ortiz paintings on display

Juan Carlos Ospina Ortíz

Born in 1963 in the tropical and mountainous Venadillo-Tolima (Colombia), the young artist Juan Carlos Ospina introduced his art whilst in Spain, although he was backed by multiple exhibitions that traveled from his native country through cities such as Miami, París and Madrid. Closely linked since his beginnings in Spain to the prestigious Cartel Gallery, with branches in Málaga and Granada, he studied quite some time with the famous Chilean artist Muñóz Vera, one of the most reputable artists residing in Spain at the end of the 20th century. Those courses, above all of techniques, are apparent in a large section of his creativity.

On the one hand he recalls a century (the 17th), with his methodical and well-balanced almost ascetic still lifes and also artists such as Zubarán or Sánchez Cotán, who were able to pass on a deep love and feeling for the realm of trivia through their still-life work, like nobody else could.

On the other hand the painter from Tolima has managed to forge a place, without preconceptions, next to the most incipient Modernism, although tinged by what we would call a timeless Classicism. His canvases and subjects treated therein are conceived stemming from an absolute reality, but it is a reality beyond its own limits, which is able to reach its greatest depths and subsequently become conscious of it.

Juan Carlos Ospina, in the bloom of his youth, is managing to break into a very difficult field; his realism is a full and blatant simile though surrounded by an unreal, sensual and disturbing halo.


Graphic Design: Centro de Estudio Artísticos, Bogotá,
Artistic Design: Estudio-Taller Ercoli Laorni, Bogotá
Teoría del Color y Artes Gráficas: Manuel Rincón, Bogotá, Colombia
Paisaje al Aire Libre: Cooperativa de Artistas de Colombia (Cooperartes)
Óleo y Pintura Clásica: Taller Roberto Rodríguez (Bogotá)
Texturas en el Arte Moderno: Conferencias y taller de primavera 1993, Universidad de Sevilla, España
Estudio de Luz, Espacio y Color: Taller Homero Aguilar, París, France
Técnica de Pintura y Composición: Fundación Arauco, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Madrid, España

Collective Expositions:

“Pequeño Formato” Galeria Benedito, July 2009, Malaga, Spain
“Bodegones y Paisajes” Galeria Duran, 2008 Madrid, Spain
“Realismo Español” De Conink Gallery, 2007 Amsterdam, Holland
“Pequeño Formato” Galeria Benedito, July 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Malaga, Spain
“Salon de Arte Iberoamericano” Galeria Espacio Mexico, July 2005, Montreal, Canada
“Zodiac” Portals Gallery, September 2005, Chicago, Illinois
“El Libro” Galeria Benedito, July 2004, Malaga, Spain
“Pequeño Formato” Galeria Benedito, July 2004, Malaga, Spain
“The Spanish Collection” Stables Gallery, September 2003, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
“Cielos” Galeria Benedito, July 2003, Malaga, Spain
“Apertura de Exposiciones del Consulado de Colombia en España” June 2003, Madrid, Spain
“Museo Casa de la Moneda” Sammer Gallery, Summer 2003, Madrid, Spain
“Art Miami 2003” Caesarea Gallery, January 2003, Miami, Florida
“Exposición Segundo Congreso de Cine Español”  November 2001, Granada, Spain
“Art Essential 2001” Jemec Art, Calgary, Canada
“Visions” Embassy of Colombia in United Arab Emirates, July-November 2012, Abu Dhabi,
“Art Texas 2001” Jemec Art, Dallas, Texas
Albermarle Gallery Londres, June 2000,
“De Sevilla a Matsu” Exposición Sala del Gobierno de la Isla de Matsu, November 2000, Tiawan, ROC
Fundación Arauco 1998, Madrid, Spain
Galeria de Arte Cartel September 1998, Granada, Spain
Arte + Sur Cartel Fine Art June 1998, Málaga, Spain
Fantasías, Realidad o Ficción Salon Cultural November 1996, Bogotá, Colombia
“Herencia Hispana” Latinamerican and Hispanic Art Museum, May 1996 Miami, Florida
Galeria Michangelo March 1996, Bogotá, Colombia
Galeria Michangelo March 1995, Bogotá, Colombia
“Tres Artistas” Banco Granadero September 1995, Bogotá, Colombia
“Un Pintor, Un Escultor y Un Moderno Diseño” Galeria Davril, December 1996,
Bogotá, Colombia “Perfiles del Arte” Galeria Rafaello August 1996, Bogotá, Colombia
Consulado de Colombia en Miami July 1992, Miami, Florida

Individual Expositions:

“Visions” Embassy of Colombia in United Arab Emirates, July-November 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Estampas Andaluzas July 2011, Ronda, Spain
The Cook County Treasurer’s Office May 2008, Chicago, Illinois
Cesarea Gallery March 2007, Boca Raton, Florida
Casa de la Cultura Ayuntamiento March 2006, Fuengirola, España
Galería Benedito November 2004, Málaga, España
Sammer Gallery November 2003, Marbella, España
Cesarea Gallery October 2011, Boca Raton, Florida
“Naturalezas Muertas” Galeria de Arte Cartel Fine Art, November 2000, Málaga, España
“Fantasies et Plants Convergents” Consulat General de Colombie September 1995, Paris, France
“Fantasias y Caballos II” Capilla Edificio Marco Fidel Suarez ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia, August 1994, Bogotá, Colombia
“Fantasias y Caballos” Centro Cultural Colegio Gimnasio Moderno November 1993, Bogotá, Colombia
“Rasgos Colombianos” Instituto Colombiano de Cultura Hispánica September 1992, Bogotá, Colombia


Publicación de Seis Bodegones en Edición de Sellos de Correos 2003-2004 Casa de Moneda y Timbre, España
“Prestige Magazine” April 2003
“Absolute Marbella” May 2003
“Finest” June 2003
“Prestige Magazine” May 2000
“Revista Kilix del Arte” August 2000

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