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Creativity Explored

Marcus Cortez

Born in 1965, Marcus Cortez is a San Francisco native. He created art in our studio from 2000 through 2007.

Cortez’s passion for motorcycles, cars, and airplanes is evident in his brightly colored street scenes. Often his compositions center around a single meticulously drawn motorcycle elongated to fill the picture plane. Aside from vehicle subject matter, heavy lines, localized color, and pattern characterize Cortez’s’ artwork. According to Cortez, acrylic is his favorite medium because it allows for the most color options. He is known for creativity with color, even painting a pink motorcycle for a past Creativity Explored exhibition, which was used for a limited edition t-shirt.

Print Bio

Samples of Cortez's work


Selected Exhibitions

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA