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Carry On @ Red Tree House // Mexico City

February 2nd, 2015 · Uncategorized

I am proud to announce that I will be exhibiting works with fellow San Francisco gallery, Ampersand International Arts, that is hosting a pop-up show here in Mexico City all in good timing with the annual art fair, Zona Maco.

Carry On

A Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition in Mexico City

Wednesday, February 4 // 4-7pm
Thursday, February 5 // 12-6pm

The Gallery @ The Red Tree House
Culiacan 8
Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc
06100 Mexico City, D.F.

“Carry On is an exhibition pairing artists from S.F. and D.F. whose connection is the medium they choose to create in. From painting, photography, drawing or installation, the exhibition aims to discover what similarities, if any, arise between the works of two artists who are using comparable tools to create in different geographic locales. Carry On is the beginning of a conversation between S.F. and D.F. that will continue on during an exhibition in San Francisco in 2016.” –ampersand

Suspended in Time
acrylic, spray paint and pencil on cavas
28 x 28 in.

for purchase inquiries, contact Ampersand >>

NINOxCamino @ Caballeria // Mexico City

February 2nd, 2015 · Uncategorized

In collaboration with some creative friends in Mexico City who go by the collective name, Camino, I will be contributing one piece for their upcoming pop-up exhibition. In theme with the Mexican holiday Rosca de Reyes, they have borrowed the iconic figurine of baby Jesus found within the cake you eat on this particular holiday and enlarged it for a select group of artists to reinvent this common object meanwhile reviving tradition in a whole new way. Join us for tamales, mezcal, and good music.

More INFO >>

Creator Class x Erik Otto

February 2nd, 2015 · Uncategorized

Nice little interview with the good folks over at Creator Class is ready for a quick read. It’s sorta like a virtual studio visit as I go into detail about the wonderful space I have in San Francisco where all the magic happens. Enjoy.

Read full story HERE >>

(photos: Collin Hughes)

write your story.

February 2nd, 2015 · Uncategorized

Currently exploring and creating in Mexico City.

Things I have learned: 1) Bikes are the best way to travel. 2) Life starts when you get out of your comfort zone. 3) Always always always…keep a positive perspective.


December 12th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Hi all. I am currently in Mexico City for a few months. I have been keeping myself busy reconnecting with old friends, building new relationships, getting in a few bike rides, and planning projects for the upcoming year. Hope all is well where ever you may be and you’re enjoying some down time this holiday season. Stay tuned for more. Cheers!

commission work.

October 27th, 2014 · Uncategorized

After the completion of my recent show, I had the chance to get right back  to work on two commission projects. First, a mural for a private residence in SF.

Also added my artistic touch to the latest addition of the Blue Line Pizza series, this one being in Daly City.

Rising Tides — ARTWORK

October 8th, 2014 · Uncategorized

A few selections from the latest body of work produced in conjunction with my recent pop-up solo exhibition, Rising Tides, in San Francisco. Please feel free to drop a line if you want to know more about purchasing an original.

Let It Rise

Change Starts Within

Waves Of Change

Be Like Water

The Universe Within

The Universe Within (detail)


Radiate (black & white)

Embrace The Unknown

Geo-Metric @ Gensler Art // SF

September 30th, 2014 · Uncategorized

This Thursday!

featuring artwork by: Erik Otto / Kelly Ording / Erik Jones

opens: Thursday, October 2 @ 530-730pm
on view: October 2 – December 1

2 Harrison St (4th Floor)
San Francisco CA

More info >>

Rising Tides — photos

September 30th, 2014 · Uncategorized

That was one amazing night I will never forget! Thank you ALL who made it out to experience my latest installment, Rising Tides. The artwork will continue to be on display at Heron Arts for your viewing pleasure through October 17. Please contact Olivia Ongpin to set up a day and time to stop by.

As we continue to tie up all the loose ends and properly document all the work, here’s a selection of photos from opening night found under the official #RisingTidesSF hashtag to start things off. Enjoy!

photo: @shelbtron

photo: @missmandalu

photo: @vsco

photo: @umajor

photo: @ezachung

photo: @markyenriquez

photo: @jeneschmitz

photo: @miguelescalantejr

photo: @harrisonglazier

photo: @briannguyen

Rising Tides.

September 15th, 2014 · Uncategorized

We are delighted to announce the very first VSCO® Artist Initiative event featuring the work of multidisciplinary artist Erik Otto. The one-night exhibition will take place at Heron Arts in the artist’s hometown of San Francisco.

“Rising Tides”
An immersive art experience

opens: September 25 @ 7pm
on view: September 25 – October 17, 2014

Heron Arts
7 Heron Street
San Francisco CA



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Rising Tides will feature installations inspired by tension and change, as well as hope and creativity. Otto explains, “The economic climate in San Francisco makes it difficult to live a creative lifestyle. This is my way to find peace in the flow of it all. Consider the metaphor of the ocean as life. In order to adapt to these changes, I try to be like water, rather than drowning or struggling against it to stay afloat.” Adding to the immersive art experience, award-winning musician Deru and local DJs will be giving live performances.

Erik Otto is one of 16 current Artist Initiative artists. The Initiative is a $1,000,000USD grant, providing artists with resources to pursue their creative vision.

Please join us for this very special event.

(All photos: Collin Hughes)