From One Place To The Next

recent artwork inspired by a time of transition
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New York City
opening reception: Thursday, SEP 21 @ 6-9pm, 2017
on view: SEP 22 – OCT 7

384 Broadway
New York, NY
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viewing hours: Thursday – Sunday // 10am – 6pm
pop-up retail shop curated by Bekka Palmer
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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. In June, I produced an event in San Francisco that served as Part 1 to to the overall project. This event will be the end result of my 6-month personal journey in which I faced challenge, reflection, uncertainty, and eventually growth.

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

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


 


EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday SEP 21

6 – 9pm

music + drinks

Morning Yoga Session with a focus on breath and alignment led by Libby Nicholau

Saturday SEP 23

10am – 11:15am

A selection of short films curated by Brooklyn based documentary director and cinematographer, Vanessa Carr.

Thursday SEP 28

6 – 9pm

*bring your own drink*

Morning Yoga Session with a focus on breath and alignment led by Libby Nicholau

Saturday SEP 23

10am – 11:15am

Come celebrate the final event for this project and event series. Artist Talk followed by music and drinks.

Thursday OCT 5

6 – 9pm

music + drinks provided

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


ARTWORK / PART 2 / NEW YORK CITY

*coming soon*


ARTWORK / PART 1 / SAN FRANCISCO

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.

(SOLD)

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

(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.
(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)