We are Ethel Ortiz, Ferruccio Gadler, and Dolores Gadler collectively known as
Ortiz-Gadler three artists based in Rovereto
a small town by the Adige river, in the North of Italy.
Through our work, we explore the elements of the fantastic and bizarre.
The creations are the result of the deconstruction, construction and reconstruction process. Ortiz-Gadler works with paper because of its pureness in connection with a reflection of their lives, images, and thoughts, antique books, magazine photographs, family letters, and old postcards find a new life in our creations made with the collage technique created by Ortiz-Gadler.
In our creation practice, every element that makes up the collages loses its individual identity to become part of a new collective piece, which is then meticulously cut by hand into many pieces and reassembled layer upon layer. The result of this process is the creation of unique artwork, that speaks to the observer with a new identity carved out from fragments of the past.