SAVE THE LEGACY
ANTONIO ORTIZ GACTO
The legacy of Antonio Ortiz Gacto is invaluable. His paintings, drawings and buildings breathe the Mediterranean time patina. His unique style melts with the Almerienses landscape, embodying a mix of European and Northern African culture. His artwork expresses the essence of life and visualizes the human face of people.
Currently the legacy of Antonio Ortiz Gacto is in danger. Since his death in 2011, most of his work has remained in his studio, an integral part of “casa Ortiz” and typical for his architecture style. Humidity is a serious threat affecting his drawings and paintings. Another five years and many paintings will have unrecoverable damage. Urgent action is required before it is too late. That’s the main reason why the AOG Foundation has taken the initiative to save the legacy of Antonio Ortiz Gacto.
The ambition of the AOG Foundation is to save the legacy of Antonio Ortiz Gacto and disclose his artwork to the Almerienses people and the world. Goal is to organize a first exhibition of his work in 2020. But before we reach this milestone, there is still a lot of work to be done.