Ventosa has been recognized with a Grand Prize award in the 2012 American Icon Competition; Silver Award and a People’s Choice Award from the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (what CameraArts Magazine refers to as "Europe’s biggest and most prestigious photography competition”); nominations for the Photography Masters Cup in the International Color Awards (juried by represenatives from Christie’s, Saatchi & Saatchi, Taschen, Kodak, Getty Images, National Geographic, PARISart and others); and Honorable mentions in the International Photography Awards and the London International Creative Competition (juried by leaders in fine art and photography.)
“…he adopts the creed of the photographer Hockney and his Picassian commitment to demonstrating that representational pictures (whether paintings or photographs) are as unrealistic and abstract as Guernica. Picasso, Hockney, and Ventosa show their cards while performing their magic tricks. They reveal in their own works the mechanisms of perspective and representation, corral the concept of the meta-narrative, of truth that gives a global meaning to the world, of a one-to-one panorama of what is real.”
"Ventosa's painterly photographs are wispy layers of delicious watercolor texture."
“He is particularly an expert in the art of fragmented photography: he takes dozens of photographs of all the details of a place. Then he reworks each photograph one by one, modifying for instance the colors. After, he recomposes one image of the place, like a mosaic. Every detail is narcotic... In his series of Carousels, he photographs merry-go-rounds in motion, while walking around them. Then he superimposes all the photographs. The final image represents the merry-go-round, and its environment, at 360 degrees.”
“Pep Ventosa’s The Collective Snapshot is another such set of montages, which, in the end, might prove most lasting. Combining snapshots of famous buildings or sights, taken by different people, is a bit akin to creating some sort of collective memory.”
“Not only do these photographs capture some of the most beautiful cities in the world, but they incorporate cool mosaic techniques to create one-of-a-kind images. Forget seeing Paris, Milan or Rome in person, why bother when you can just scan through these Pep Ventosa Photographs? Okay, well maybe these significant sights are ever-so-slightly more special in person, but these photographs are still intricately stunning.”
"He builds images that look at places with different eyes, discover new points of view, angles that we’ve never noticed."
"Ventosa's work explores the half-camera, construction, deconstruction and superimposition of shots to create different visual experiences... His collages are more effective than a single photo to create an atmosphere, more interesting
to discover and observe, more fun to be analyzed in detail."