Currently I am a visiting professor of Painting at the University of Chapel Hill, I dedicate myself to painting because I think it is the mission of my life, I believe that painting is very important for me not only as a means of expression but also as a historical document, That is why I believe that painting must have a space and tradition must also be respected and above all painters, it is necessary to open space for painters.
“Beyond any political or ideological agenda, I am a Painter.” Renzo Ortega.
Diversity by Renzo Ortega
Do you want diversity?
I want a house and going to the university
don’t ask me for my Abuelita’s medicine
if you don’t give healthcare to our Family
You call me Latinx
But, do you know my name?
Don’t call me Hispanic
and get offended if I call you Gringo
We try to live together
and our kids -en la Frontera- still in cages
our families are divided
and you are waiting for the Taco-Truck
to come to your gentrified neighborhood
We are not invited to the table
you only want the people of color
for the photo corporate
but, as soon we cross the line
you call the police, the Migra!
throwing our people in jail
But do you know what?
we always come back
our blood is here
our dead bodies are here
our land is here
“Yes you can! the fighting continues”
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