From One Place To The Next

rotating artwork inspired by a time of transition


March 15 – May 20   (Part 1)
June 21 – August 26   (Part 2)

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San Francisco Pop-Up Show
Thursday, June 1 @ 6pm-9pm
on view: Friday June 2 & Saturday June 3 @ 1pm-5pm

Summer School
1217B Fell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94117


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

New work presented in a new format. I recently decided to relocate my home base 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. For Part 1, I will be visiting 7 cities in the next 7 weeks releasing new work at the start of my trip while creating and adding more along the way. Upon my arrival in NYC, I plan to pursue the ongoing theme for an additional 3 months, which will be considered Part 2. The final result will be two separate one-night events that will feature all the work created together along with other surprises.

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


 


ARTWORK STATEMENT

What we believe to be true creates our reality. Through our individual experiences we develop our unique perspectives. Yet, like turning on a light in a dimly lit room, so easily those perspectives can alter. Additionally, we each possess the power to change our perspectives to see beauty in the struggle or even accept the darkest of times as meaningful moments of growth. So much of our lives seem to be based on our perspective…yet things aren’t always what they seem. What we see is often the result of the way we see.

At the start of 2016, I unveiled a shift in my artistic vision while introducing new mediums, techniques, and color combinations influenced by my research of human vision and the psychology behind visual art. Being someone with an extreme case of nearsightedness, I have always been curious about eyesight and how our thoughts are affected by what we see. In my latest body of work, I go beyond vision in the physical sense to examine the power of perspective and it’s influence on our perception of reality. As we live in a time of increasing uncertainty, I can’t help be afflicted by the overload of information that points us to every outcome. Rather than allowing confusion to settle in, I am choosing to focus on cultivating my perspective into a positive one while letting go of the things I can’t control. Producing the work itself has become heavily cathartic while the results remain open and void of recognizable form leaving the viewer to make their own conclusions based on their own experience.

–Erik Otto

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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.

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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.

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

$50. /each

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