Santiago Ortega, Painter, Folder, Restorer of Cultural Property and Cartoonist 2D and 3D
Santiago Ortega Sánchez-Diezma, was born in Madrid in 1961.
In 1985 Santiago Ortega enters the Superior School of Conservation and Restoration of Madrid. He concludes these studies and, from September 1988 to September 2014, works in the restoration and conservation of cultural property.
From 1997 to 2000 Santiago studied at the Cartoon Workshop School “Fastasma”, directed by Emilio Luzán, and at the end he carried out interleaving and animation work for Moro and Millimeters Studies.
In the field of art and plastic Santiago Ortega is self-taught. Simultaneously the professional practice of restoration with the practice and constant learning of painting and drawing
He participates in associations and artistic groups, is a regular at studies, academies and workshops of classmates and teachers (Gabino Amaya Cacho, Javier Pamplona, José García Herranz) for whose contribution he will always be grateful.
His first forays into the trampantojo technique are made in the early eighties. With a view to achieving its goals (feigned realism) practice oil on different supports and with a technique of programmed steps that includes a previously studied composition.
Consequence of this is his current oil work on objects of home and rural furniture (doors, shutters, shutters, cabinets, etc.), representing usual, usual equipment and scenes that value its ethnological significance.
Santiago Ortega discovers in the 90s his interest in origami (papiroflexia in Spanish). He becomes a regular folder and follower of the teachers of this discipline; The consequence of this learning is his current creations in origami, metalloflexia, plasticoflexia, etc.
Download HERE the curriculum of Santiago Ortega.