WAVES




WAVES
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Recent Work by Erik Otto
May 2019
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Solo Exhibition @ 321 Canal Street / NYC
opens: September 26 2019
on view: September 26 – October 6
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presented by: Wallplay and Vibes Studios
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ABOUT THE WORK

Expressing the understanding of instability and uncertainty through patience and resilience, this work is about an outlook of acceptance as a means of moving forward. Known as the force behind all living things, this recent work explores the many symbolic qualities of water through nonlinear landscapes flooded with movement and free of boundaries. Compositions immersed with emotive strokes — pushing, pulling, pouring and taking shape depict the balance of turbulent and serene. The circular form, a signature motif representing the notion that life is both coming and going, emerges and recedes from view similar to the shifts in passing seasons.

Heavily layered, this work incorporates pools of color, fluid washes and rippling patterns contrasted by large expressive marks produced almost incidentally. Seeing imperfection as a catalyst for change, the different painted elements ebb and flow respectively in equal force reflecting moments of a transformative process. One chapter of a larger idea with an open-ended finish line, this initial phase has helped cultivate a new visual language directly influenced by the equilibrial nature of water that examines a moment of flux to a powerful time of growth.

 

 

Film and edit by: Brian Chu


ARTWORK


Flooded
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on panel
60 x 48 in. / 152 x 122 cm.
2018

$7,200. (inquire for purchase)

 


Perfect Imbalance
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and correctional tape on panel
60 x 60 in. / 152 x 152 cm.
2018

$9,000. (inquire for purchase)

 

 


Becoming 01
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm.
2018

$4,300. (inquire for purchase)

 

 


Becoming 02
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm.
2018

$4,300. (inquire for purchase)

 

 

 


Confluence
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
60 x 48 in. / 152 x 122 cm.
2018

$7,200. (inquire for purchase)

 


Deeper Waters
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol, correctional tape and oil stick on panel
60 x 48 in. / 152 x 122 cm.
2018

$7,200. (inquire for purchase)

 



Drift 01
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800.  (inquire for purchase)

 

 




Drift 02
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800.  (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Drift 03
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 




Drift 04
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800.  (inquire for purchase)

 

 




Drift 05
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800. (inquire for purchase)

 




Drift 06
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and soft pastel on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800. (inquire for purchase)

 


Frequency 01
synthetic polymer and aerosol on panel with neon light
30 x 30 in. / 76 x 76 cm.
2018

SOLD

 

 




Frequency 02
synthetic polymer and aerosol on panel with neon light
30 x 30 in. / 76 x 76 cm.
2018

SOLD

 

 



Gentle Turbulence 01
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on canvas
48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm.
2019

$4,300. (inquire for purchase)

 




Gentle Turbulence 02
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on canvas
48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm.
2019

$4,300. (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Higher Ground 01
rocks, plaster and aerosol on panel with neon light
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 




Higher Ground 02
cement, rocks, acrylic medium and reflective glass beads on panel with neon light
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 




Higher Ground 03
plaster and aerosol on panel with neon light
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 




Higher Ground 04
synthetic polymer, acrylic medium and aerosol on panel with neon light
24 x 32 in. / 61 x 81 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 



Motionless
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on canvas
42 x 30 in. / 107 x 76 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 



Refuge
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on canvas
60 x 36 in. / 152 x 91 cm.
2019

SOLD

 

 



Slow Tide
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
60 x 48 in. / 152 x 122 cm.
2018

$7,200. (inquire for purchase)



Space Between
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and correctional tape on panel
48 x 32 in. / 122 x 81 cm.
2019

$3,600. (inquire for purchase)

 



Surface Tension
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol, paper collage and correctional tape on panel
42 x 60 in. / 107 x 152 cm.
2018

$6,800. (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Swell
synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol, oil stick and reflective glass beads on canvas
48 x 48 in. / 122 x 122 cm.
2018

$5,700. (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Threshold 01
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800. (inquire for purchase)

 




Threshold 02
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
30 x 40 in. / 76 x 102 cm.
2019

$2,800. (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Vibrations
01
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76 cm.
2019

$1,800. (inquire for purchase)

 




Vibrations
02
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76 cm.
2019

$1,800. (inquire for purchase)

 

 

 




Vibrations
03
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76 cm.
2019

$1,800. (inquire for purchase)

 

 




Vibrations
04
synthetic polymer, enamel and aerosol on canvas
24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76 cm.
2019

$1,800. (inquire for purchase)

 


Overflow

10-color serigraph
original fine art print
hand painted films
30 pt. archival museum board

22 x 30 in. / 56 x 76 cm.
signed edition of 30
2019

$900. / view details or inquire here

view process here