Love, but also fear, pleasure, anguish, happiness, anxiety and doubt, among other emotions, all make up part of Ortuño's work. He hopes in some way to de-dramatize the situations and eliminate their aggressive tone, so that the viewer doesn't feel them directly, but rather reflects and understands their meaning, the reason for their existence.
Antonio Ortuño expresses himself through single-channel video, video installation, and video combined with art. These are empathetic tools that help him better reflect circumstances that are otherwise hard to assimilate or understand, sometimes due to our own ignorance about ourselves, given the little interest we have in introspection or, simply, due to the fear of knowing how we actually are in our most intimate beings.
The artistic journey of Antonio Ortuño (Alicante, 1970) began in Zaragoza in the Contemporary Art Festival "Conmutaciones-02", with the video installation "Por Amor/Deshechos" ("For Love/Undone"). Later came Valencia, where he presented the video "Él, antoñito" ("He, little antonio") in the space "El almacén del adecuado comportamiento" ("The store of appropriate conduct"), part of the Second Valencia Biennial. Later works include "Despegar" ("Detach"), a video he screened at the "Nabi Center" in Seoul, South Korea; the video "¿Te parece que esto son sólo palabras?" ("Does this seem like just words to you?") in the International Festival of Video Art in Valencia in the Sala Parpalló; the video installation "Individualities" in Local Project gallery in New York; and his participation in "The Most Curatiorial Biennial of the Universe" at ApexArt gallery in New York. He has lived in this last city for two years now.