Artist bio

born and raised in ny, julio a. ortiz jr. is a husband, father, preacher, poet, and stylist who’s mission is to see every generation become greater and more in tune than the last. whether it’s through the scriptures, spoken word, or fashion, every move is a means to push others forward to realize who they are in Christ. having the opportunity to travel the country doing full time ministry since 2013 and linking with different ministries he has been able to see ministry grow and have impact far beyond what could’ve been imagined. the main focus for julio, is to continue the work so those coming behind him will have an example to surpass.

Title

The Message

Medium/Genre

Spoken Word

Artist Statement

as a minister, God has given me a unique ability to fuse His word with the preaching moment. this piece is a culmination of just that, the two art forms merging and admonishing those who will hear to take heed. this moment is a modern day adaption of the scene in isaiah 6, at his own commissioning. it is the moment where God commands our attention to receive the word that will change the world. thus, it is “the message”.

How it fits into contest

this piece is a call to the believers to understand the fight we face and turn away from the deadly love affair of compromise.

Credits

director/videographer: trent falls supporting cast: monique ortiz (soloist), quientrell burrell (organist)

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

minister, live spoken word, stylist, graphic design

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