Esteban Fabian Ortega


Calle de Tanque SN
San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca
951 524 9154 casa

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Enrique Fabian Ortega is from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. He is an alebrije artist, which are created by carving wood and are very particular to this region of Mexico.

It was not until the 1980s that the demand for this art carved in Oaxacan wood became popular. In 1992, the Smithsonian Museum featured an exhibition that showed renowned carvers from Oaxaca, which caused many American art dealers to head to Oaxaca to add this art form to their collections.

Folk art is a way of life that reflects the changing world of the artisan, as is the case with the fine arts. Enrique has "carved" a very special place for him among the other carvers of Oaxaca, due to the unique quality of his work.

First, he selects the wood he will use to make a certain carving. He uses copal, sabino, enciso, zompantle or recycled wood. He then lets the pieces dry and cures them with diesel or gasoline. His work is characterized by using natural colors from nature as well as using the natural properties of the wood, which are incorporated into the design.

Enrique paints his designs using cochineal (an insect that lives on the cactus and turns red when crushed), bougainvillea, charcoal and/or acrylic paint. His unique designs come from his dreams and imagination.  

When Enrique was nine years old, he won an award for his work in an art contest. He also paints murals of historical nature.


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La Feria no asume ninguna responsabilidad por cualquier venta realizada a través del uso de nuestro sitio web. Las transacciones deben realizarse entre el comprador y el artesano directamente. En el caso de que surja un problema de idioma, en el que el comprador y/o el artesano necesiten ayuda, la Feria se reserva el derecho de acordar la asistencia para facilitar la venta. La información publicada en el sitio web de la Feria ha sido proporcionada por los artesanos y ha sido verificada de la mejor manera posible, sin embargo, no podemos garantizar que no haya errores o equivocaciones. Cuando se trata de artesanos, por favor, tenga paciencia. Además, le recomendamos que utilice los mensajes de texto de WhatsApp, ya que esto agilizará enormemente el proceso de la venta, ya que la mayoría de los artesanos no utilizan el correo electrónico.


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The Feria Maestros del Arte is a "heart show", not just another "art show". The Feria is a non-profit organization, both in Mexico and the U.S. that holds an exhibition of Mexican folk art yearly in November in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

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