Portrait of an Artist - MALO
Size: 48x48 in.
Artwork Description: Portrait of an Artist features an inverted portrait of an androgynous figure, paying homage to idea that “the artist” can be an amalgam that transcends definition and is dedicated purely to creation. Like any of MALO’s works, this piece is certain to add a sense of energy and sophistication to any room.
Artwork Medium: Panel
About The Artist: Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Nico Amortegui, or "MALO", has lived and worked in the Southeast since arriving to the United States in 1996. Since age 15, Nico has been active in the fields of photography, design, and visual arts. A product of a large, close-knit family, Nico grew up surrounded by artists, learning carpentry, photography, interior design, and painting. Throughout his 20s, he focused on photography, traveling throughout the US to shoot for various modeling agencies, as well as surf and skate magazines. MALO resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two daughters. He now focuses on painting and sculpting and woodworking with found objects. MALO is represented exclusively by the Mahlstedt Gallery, New York.