Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1977, where he still resides, Omar Ortiz had a great interest in drawing and illustration from an early age. He pursued a degree in Design for Graphic Communication, where he learned to work with different techniques such as drawing, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, and airbrush. After completing his studies in Graphic Design he decided to devote himself to the world of painting. In 2002, he attended classes in Oil Painting with Carmen Alarcon, who he considers his main teacher of Art. Oil paints are his preferred medium. A Hyperrealist, minimalist predominantly human figures, backgrounds full of texture and fabric magic game, characterize his work.