WAVES: Recent Work — view entire collection / upcoming solo show: September 26, 2019 (NYC)

Erik Otto is an American abstract artist currently based in New York City, with studios in Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA.




Leading up to the solo exhibition of my most recent WAVES series, I decided to transform a temporary space along Canal Street into an immersive installation combining paint, light, video and sound  — offering viewers a sense of what’s to come. Splashes of vibrant hues, loose lines, and rippling patterns flood the entirety of the…


A Traveling Spirit

I have been traveling to Mexico for over 15 years. What began as family vacations, took a spontaneous turn on my part to visit Mexico City. On this trip, over 7 years ago, I jumped in blind only to bump into an old friend who I met riding bikes in San Francisco who had recently…



I kept pretty busy through the winter prepping for this moment. The next collection of work is complete and ready to share with the world. It feels like I have been treading water for months battling all sorts of internal and external storms that have come my way…making sense of it the only way I…