Hard to believe it’s been a year. Pow Wow 2013 is just around the corner, and I am headed to Oahu, Hawaii again to paint a mural along with the rest of the talented local and international artists for a week long outdoor jam session. This event gets bigger and better every year and I have no doubt this one will deliver above and beyond that expectation.
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See mural and photos from last year.
More photos from my adventures in Mexico City and beyond. Pretty successful trip overall. I just got back and I want to go again. If all goes well, I will be returning again in spring to work on a couple of projects.
The slow journey continues…
Hola amigos. I am currently visiting Mexico City for a month to see the sights, get inspired, and explore new options. If you follow my Instagram feed, you may have already seen these photos, but not everyone does, so I will post a few highlights here. Despite the dangers around due to the civil unrest of the newly appointed president, I have been enjoying myself very much and I remain inspired by the energy and potential of this mega city. Saludos.
new favorite place.
Brought my bike with me this time and made some new friends because of it. Stoked.
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Winding down my 2012 and steadily gearing up for what will hopefully be an even bigger 2013, I wanted to go public with a video some close friends and I put together that serves as the featured piece to a handful of portfolios I have been traveling and hand distributing. Enjoy.
ERIK OTTO : VIDEO PROFILE
Featuring works and footage from Tomorrow is Never Promised, The Last Shall Be First, Reform School NYC, Peace Keeper parklet, my recent stop motion film, A Full Days Work, and a couple never before seen time lapse experimentations.
Video Edit: Paul Justin Encinas
Additional Footage: Aaron Fischer-Cohen, Brian Chu, Colin M Day, & Martha Traer
The day after Open Studios, I went right back to work and headed out to Grass Valley with my Peace Keeper parklet installation in tow to relocate it to it’s beautiful new home in the wilderness.
my sleeping corridors.
Behind my studio warehouse lies a building that’s been quiet for years. Once I heard it was it was set for demolition, I was inspired to paint a mural inspired by it’s temporary existence. In short, the piece is about the painful truth idea that nothing lasts forever. As some of you know, I was planning on making a stop-motion video of it’s destruction, but being a team of one and having no communication with the demolition crew it all took place the 2 days I was out of town. Go figure. The experience of making it was unforgettable and what’s done is done…had to let it go. Enjoy some photos below.
Aaand this is where it stands today. On to the next.
In conjunction with Open Studios last weekend, I released my first ever wood cut print in collaboration with Mullowney Printing. Started with a sketch, carved it into wood, and rolled it on to paper to create a 4-color print in 2 color options. Quite an extensive process. Check the photos.
Drifting Into Existence
4-color wood cut
140 lb arches 88 paper
20 x 30 in.
signed edition of 10
$160. / each
What an amazing Saturday! Thank you to ALL that came through. I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out. Multiple blasts from the pasts and so many new faces. I feel so fortunate to have the support that I have. It’s inspiring. You rock. Seriously…thank you. All in all, I presented a new body of work, released a new print, debuted my stop-motion short film, unveiled my latest mural, and curated a most amazing after party and art show ever.
Big thanks to Grown Kids Radio for providing the tunes through out the day. Glass Coat for running the photo booth. A special thanks to Olivia for holding it down on the sales front, Paul Mullowney for our print collaboration, and of course, thanks to my brother, the Burgogi crew, Daniel and Malik for keeping everyone satisfied with food and drinks. One thing I wish I did was hire a photographer. I worked so hard to make it all go as well as it did and don’t have a single photo to show from the entire day.
outdoor vibes (credit: B Maj)
“It Will Never Be The Same”
“Even if Just For A Moment” (black + white)
“Seasonal Shift” (1)
“Seasonal Shift” (2)
banner (credit: Daniel Dent)
See you at the next one! Email me if you are interested in seeing all the available work and prices.