Roberto Cortez

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The practice of art has given me the ultimate freedom of expression to explore my creativity at a deeper level and with more passion. I am a self taught visual artist who learns through trial and error. I am constantly looking for new techniques that can help me improve my means of expression.

When creating art, I spontaneously get involved with the experience of that particular moment, utilizing the media and techniques that simply feel right. The representations of my creations are of subjects and situations that I see and perceive throughout all my senses. From ordinary elements of everyday life to subjects that call for a profound analysis. For instance, the mysteries of nature, human & socio-political issues that stirs my awareness and intangible subject matters that might transcend into spiritual interpretations.

By exploring my art, you will discover a broad range of subjects that go from realism to the purest abstract expression that defies logic and provokes intellectual challenge. If I had to define my style, I would define it as “Free style: continually evolving and diverse”.

Thank you for visiting this space and I hope you enjoy my art.


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My desire to create is innate. Originally from Nicaragua, I grew up surrounded by nature’s bright, bold colors of the tropic, the ocean and dramatic sunsets that mesmerized and nurtured my imagination.
As far as I can trace back to my childhood, I remember drawing, coloring, making sculptures and building things, but didn’t consider attending art school, instead I studied science. Being the son of a surgeon I thought I would become one too, and I even enrolled in medical school. But life and personal circumstances took me in a different direction. Through a period of exploration and personal struggle I found myself uncertain about my direction in life. Finally, my path led me to achieve a degree in Product Design and Development from San Francisco State University, California. In the field of Product Design I have found the balance between art and technical knowledge and have experienced different creative areas of design.

However, the practice of art has given me the ultimate freedom of expression to explore my creativity at a deeper level and with more passion. I am a self taught visual artist who learns through trial and error. I am constantly looking for new techniques that can help me improve my means of expression.

When creating art, I spontaneously get involved with the experience of that particular moment, utilizing the media and techniques that simply feel right. The representations of my creations are of subjects and situations that I see and perceive throughout all my senses. From ordinary elements of everyday life to subjects that call for a profound analysis. For instance, the mysteries of nature, human & socio-political issues that stirs my awareness and intangible subject matters that might transcend into spiritual interpretations.

By exploring my art, you will discover a broad range of subjects that go from realism to the purest abstract expression that defies logic and provokes intellectual challenge. If I had to define my style, I would define it as “Free style: continually evolving and diverse”.

Thank you for visiting this space and I hope you enjoy my art.

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professional affiliations

  • LOMA, Greenville, S.C. — Juried Show of 10 Artists for 2012
  • Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, S.C., 2007 — present
  • Upstate Visual Arts, Greenville, S.C., 2007 — present
  • The Arts Center, Clemson, SC., 2010 — present
    SLAM, Greenville, SC., 2011—present
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