“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - BANKSY
As a photographic fine artist and videographer based in Florida, I travel to work with creative individuals or businesses who want to produce visionary media and inspiring projects. I am passionate about creating dynamic imagery that illustrates the perpetual beauty in humans and nature. I hope my work inspires you to create, travel, empathize with every living being, and follow the visions that bring you joy.
ZÍTRØ is a palindrome moniker
used as an artist alias.
His conceptual work emanates from a subconscious space between an ominous dream realm and the exhilarating natural beauty of the real world. ZITRØ presents himself as the raw subject of his introspective work along with a dense catalog of compelling, emotional compositions. He assimilates his audience into a phantasm of brilliance & despair by exposing his subjects to his hidden visions and capturing light in his artwork to represent hope. Hope to keep travailing through the darkness when one is lost in the fearsome, shadowy chapters of life.
Often exploring isolated and abandoned destinations to create surreal scenes, he travels the world to capture and share serene moments that illuminate the everlasting light in all of us. From road-tripping and climbing mountain peaks across national parks in the United States to backpacking numerous countries in Europe, ZÍTRØ lives to conquer doubt and inspire the soul to create joy out of misery. Bliss is just on the other side of fear.
Hola, my name is Javier Ortiz.
Welcome to my online portfolio.
Photo of ZÍTRØ captured by Daria Kopylova on the Pacific Coast of Oregon, U.S.
Select Exhibition History
[ 2020 ]
• ZÍTRØ IN PNW (solo show) - The Bunker - Tampa, FL
• Sweethearts - The Bricks - Tampa, FL
[ 2019 ]
• Holiday Bazaar - The Bricks - Tampa, FL
• That Art festival - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL
• Reveal Showcase - Station House - St. Petersburg, FL
• ICONS - Mize Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL
• ZÍTRØ'S Dark Room (solo show) - Kilgore Studio - Tampa, FL
• Swimming in Waves - Mergeculture - Tampa, FL
[ 2018 ]
• ZÍTRØ IN EURO (solo show) - The Bunker - Tampa, FL
• Catalyst Showcase - Station House - St. Petersburg, FL
• RANDOMize - MIZE Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL
• Mieux Art Show - Aloft Hotel - Tampa, FL
• TBSoPA's The Abstract Expression - Pour Yours - Clearwater, FL
• B/W presented by The Vitale Bros. - The Blue Goose - St. Petersburg, FL
• Xplicit: An Erotic Showcase - Creative Soul Studio - St. Petersburg, FL
• Surrealist Fun House - Barrett Art Center - New York, NY
• Nude Nite - Ybor City - Tampa, FL
[ 2017 ]
• Art Undressed - DRIP - Orlando, FL
• Nude Nite Miami - Juxtapose Clubhouse Wynwood - Miami, FL
• Stained Gala - Stained Marketplace - Tampa, FL
• Kid at He(Art) - Creative Loafing - Tampa, FL
• TBSoPA's HEAT - Red Door No. 5 - Tampa, FL
• Files & Film - Creative Soul Studio - - St. Petersburg, FL
• Exposed: A Nude Art Experience - Creative Loafing - Tampa, FL
• TBSoPA's Contrast - Galleria Teixeira - Clearwater, FL
[ 2016 ]
• Featured Artist in the United Photographic Artists Gallery - November
• International Photography Competition - FMoPA - Tampa, FL
• Transitions: Fine Art Showcase - Studio 617 - Clearwater, FL
• TBSoPA's Dark Moments - Creative Soul Studio - St. Petersburg, FL
• #20states1month (duo show with Daria Kopylova) - Rialto Theatre - Tampa, FL