From One Place To The Next

recent artwork inspired by a time of transition
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

New work presented in a new format. At the start of 2017, Erik Otto relocated his home base after 12 years from San Francisco to New York City and was compelled to make a body of work in the moments prior, during, and immediately after this time of transition. At the start of summer, Otto produced an event in San Francisco displaying the first half of the work created while marking the halfway point.

Today, Otto is settled into his new studio in Brooklyn and continued to produce work based on similar themes. This event marks the end to the 6-month long personal journey filled with uncertainty, reflection and eventual growth.

In addition to the artwork, Otto has invited a team of collaborators to curate and produce a series of events that serve as alternative ways to experience the work and surrounding space.

To see process photos and follow the journey, please go here: @erikotto

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SummerSchool 
San Francisco, CA
June 2017
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384 Broadway
New York, NY

September 2017


 


ARTWORK STATEMENT

What we believe to be true creates our reality. As we go through life, we continually develop our own unique reality based on individual experiences. Yet, like turning on a light in a dimly lit room, so easily these perspectives can change. Each of us possess the ability to alter our understanding to accept typically perceived negative moments in our lives as a meaningful time of growth. So much of our cultivated experience is based on our perspective — yet things aren’t always what they seem. What we see is often the result of the way we see.

This work is a reflection of my ongoing research of the psychology behind human vision. I am interested in the result of our human experience that is greatly based on visual perception and my aim is to develop non-literal landscapes that encourage reflection through an emphasis on color, repetition, and illumination. The result is my own visual language that highlights the gives and takes that come during the process of moving forward.

– Erik Otto


ARTWORK // NEW YORK CITY

 

Curated by Silence is Accurate
Event made possible with the generous support from ChaShaMa

10% of all proceeds donated to The WOW Project

 

Being & Becoming
acrylic and aerosol on panel
48 x 60 in.

$6,400.

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Patterns of Existence 01
acrylic and aerosol on panel
30 x 30 in.

$2,200.

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Patterns of Existence 02
acrylic and aerosol on panel
30 x 30 in.

$2,200.

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Patterns of Existence 03
acrylic and aerosol on panel
30 x 30 in.

$2,200.

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Patterns of Existence 04
acrylic and aerosol on panel
30 x 30 in.

$2,200.

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Sensory 01
plaster and aerosol on panel
18 x 24 in.

$900.

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Sensory 02
plaster and aerosol on panel
18 x 24 in.

$900.

SOLD

Sensory 03
plaster and aerosol on panel
18 x 24 in.

$900.

SOLD

Sensory 04
plaster and aerosol on panel
18 x 24 in.

$900.

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Resilient
mixed media, wood and neon lights
24 x 32 x 8 in.

$5,500.

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Diverge
mixed media, wood and neon lights
24 x 32 x 8 in.

$5,500.

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Traverse
mixed media, wood and neon lights
24 x 32 x 8 in.

$5,500.

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ARTWORK // SAN FRANCISCO

Curated by Satellite Of Love

Reflection 01
enamel, aerosol and correctional tape on panel
16 x 20 in.

$750.

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Reflection 02
enamel, aerosol and correctional tape on panel
16 x 20 in.

$750.

SOLD

Reflection 03
enamel, aerosol and correctional tape on panel
16 x 20 in.

$750.

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Aura 01
enamel, aerosol and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2017

$1,400.

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Aura 02
enamel, aerosol and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2017

$1,400.

SOLD

Aura 03
enamel, aerosol and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2017

$1,400.

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Aura 04
enamel, aerosol and paper collage on canvas mounted to panel
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2017

$1,400.

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Focus Shift 01
enamel, aerosol, paper collage and correctional tape on panel
27 x 36 in.

$1,900.

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Focus Shift 02
enamel, aerosol, paper collage and correctional tape on panel
27 x 36 in.

$1,900.

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Tension Resolution 01
enamel, aerosol and screen print on panel
48 x 36 in.

$3,500.

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Tension Resolution 02
enamel, aerosol and screen print on panel
48 x 36 in.

$3,500.

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Reinvention
enamel, aerosol, paper collage and neon lights on panel
40 x 40 in.

$4,500.

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Selective 01
enamel, aerosol, correctional tape and neon light on 2 panels
20 x 40 in.

$1,500.

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Selective 02
enamel, aerosol, correctional tape and neon light on 2 panels
20 x 40 in.

$1,500.

(SOLD)



 

Wavelengths
Hand-Painted Multiple with 2-Color Screen Print
16 x 20 in.
335gsm Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper
signed editions of 25 / each

(SOLD OUT) // process photos >>

Make Shift (set of 4)
mixed-media collage
8.5 x 14 in.
80 lb legal cardstock paper
signed original (unframed)

(SOLD OUT)

From One Place to the Next — shirt
3-color screen print on garment
edition of 25
available in mens & womens

$30. / each

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SPECIAL THANKS: Portia (Silence is Accurate) / Theadora & Tracy (Satellite of Love) / Renee Zellweger (SummerSchool) / Janusz Jaworski (ChaShaMa) / Brian Chu (WEREHAUS)