My name is Angel Ortiz. My street tag is LA2/LAROC. I'm a Puerto Rican artist, born on December 30th, 1966. From the age of eight years old, I was tagging on schools desks and chairs. When I was ten my mother enrolled me in the Boys Club of New York. There, I met other boys that invited me to tag on street walls and use them as our canvases.
Before I knew, my tags were all over the street walls. I was king of buses and sanitation trucks.
If you'd like to learn more on how Keith Haring and I met and became collaborators, click on my Biography.
Oil markers and oil paint are my medium preferences. I especially like to create on smooth surfaces, such as canvases, sculptures and vases, because I believe you can create in just about anything. Whatever gives me inspiration!
I express my emotions of love through my art in order to inspire kindness and lots of hugs.