Masterfully fusing his unique calligraphy with motley symbols, Lower East Side indigenous Angel Ortiz aka LA II has been creating his mark on the streets, in galleries and in museums for many years. Ideal acknowledged for his collaborations with the late Keith Haring in the 80’s, LA’s present exhibition, Strolling the Line, at Van Der Plas Gallery is a testament to the artist’s infectious aesthetic that impacted Haring and proceeds to captivate.
The image featured above, The Final Masterpiece, was fashioned in 2022 with acrylic and marker on canvas. Numerous additional photographs of artworks captured on my the latest pay a visit to to the gallery follow:
Black and White Tondo, 2022, Spray paint and marker on canvas, 10″ x 10″
The Grand Grasp Tondo, 2021, Spray paint and marker on canvas, 10″ x 10″
Yellow on Blue, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 57″ x 57″
Three Triangles, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″
LA Crown, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″
Positioned at 156 Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Reduced East Side, Van Der Plas Gallery is open every day from 12pm – 5pm.
Be aware: You can verify out the interview I done with Angel again in 2014 below.
Photographs of artworks by Lois Stavsky