llustrator and portraitist born in a tiny town in the south of Spain in 1979 and he currently lives and works in Madrid.
He is interested in a new and contemporary view of portraiture that connects via social networking and other methods of Internet collaboration. His works have been published in Rolling Stone and El País newspaper. Using watercolor — where lighting is particularly important to the paintings' composition — as his primary technique, Hortelano always attempts to unveil the flesh as a cornerstone of energy and humanity. He instills each of his drawings with intimacy and tries to catch the eye of the watcher with some gaze and flirtatious look.