Damián Ortega, Miracolo Italiano, 2005. [Things organized neatly]. Ortega is described in a New Yorker profile, as "a master of the tool, an artist of the everyday, an expert bricoleur. * * * * Drawing upon the politics of daily life, Ortega has become a fixture in the international art world for his striking deconstruction of the ordinary, a poetics of the quotidian that is at once thoroughly Mexican and globally resonant" [New Yorker, Nov. 7, 2014, Emily Gogolak]
Born in Tokyo. Using stones and bricks with history and culture of the land, he creats the sculpture of the stones put in polished glasses. Coming and going from Japan to Dusseldorf, he is actively engaged in creating. Living in Dusseldorf. 1969 born in Tokyo, 1997 MFA in Sculpture, Tama Art University, 1999 Academy of Fine Arts Dusseldorf, 2003 Meisterschueler of Professor Daniel Buren. Artist’s name changed from “Ramon Todo” to “TODO"