Flowers often take the center stage in Jesuso Ortiz's art, making them destined for a creative life. The Spanish artist, based in Málaga, tells his stories through whimsical illustrations that always feature an everyday object as the main subject of his work.
Jesuso Ortiz Incorporates Everyday Objects Into Minimalistic Drawings
Looking at everyday objects - especially flowers - awakens a world of creative possibilities in the artist that is reflected in his work. Jesuso Ortiz combines his own drawings with various household objects, food, and flora into minimalistic artifacts. A watermelon becomes a skirt, a rose can be an umbrella, and a ball of yarn turns into a balloon.
Jesuso Ortiz Is Telling Stories With a Single Image
Before this work, Jesuso Ortiz was taking minimalistic photos, often of landscapes. He then gradually began to work on the illustrations by editing the photos and developing his own artistic style.
"I like to create fantasy scenes from these objects. It is a way of telling stories with a single image."
Jesuso Ortiz Brings You in Touch With Your Inner Child
In addition, the everyday objects and flowers that Jesuso Ortiz uses in his illustrations produce a 3D effect that makes his art come to life. The artist is drawn to simplicity, trying to convey a feeling with minimal essence through his work.
"Each person is the creator of their own reality. There are many more possibilities in this world than our eyes allow us to see. With my work, I try to invite people to regain their inner child curiosity and wake up their minds."