SURFACE & LIGHT


 

Surface & Light
Recent Artwork by Erik Otto
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Winter Release & Open Studios
December 7, 2020
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700 Lorimer Street, STUDIO B
Brooklyn NY 11211

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refreshments provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon & Recess
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ABOUT THE WORK

What began as a simple exploration of combining different materials to produce something refreshingly minimal, suddenly inspired a whole new way of making work that I am thrilled to develop further.

At its core, each piece incorporates heavily textured surfaces enhanced by illumination  — either through the use of reflective material or neon light. Equally influenced from my travels to Mexico and my new home in New York City, I am continually drawn to moments where old architecture meets the modern world, often resulting in unexpected displays of contrast. This work is a juxtaposition of opposing environments transformed by a continuously changing world. As a means of adaptation, once seeminglyunforgiving conditions give way to new ideas and energy symbolic of an optimistic outlook of our future.

Strengthened by struggle…life carries on.

 


 

 


ARTWORK


Currents 01
plaster, enamel, aerosol and neon on panel
16 x 24 x 4 in.
2019

$1,100. (inquire for purchase)

 

 


Currents 02
plaster, enamel, aerosol and neon on panel
16 x 24 x 4 in.
2019

$1,100. (inquire for purchase)

 

 

 


Currents 03
plaster, enamel, aerosol and neon on panel
16 x 24 x 4 in.
2019

$1,100. (inquire for purchase)

 



Currents 04
plaster, enamel, aerosol and neon on panel
16 x 24 x 4 in.
2019

$1,100. (inquire for purchase)

 

 


Breaking Point 01
cement, rock, grout, glass beads, mica and neon on panel
24 x 32 x 4 in.
2019

$2,200. (inquire for purchase)

 



Surge 01
salt, sand, pigment and neon on panel
24 x 32 x 4 in.
2019

$2,200. (inquire for purchase)

 

 



Breaking Point 02
cement, rock, grout, glass beads, black magnum and neon on panel
24 x 32 x 4 in.
2019

SOLD

 


Lean Into It
plaster, enamel, aerosol and neon on panel
48 x 32 in.
2019

SOLD

 

 



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

SOLD

 

 




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

SOLD

 

 




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

SOLD

 

 




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

SOLD

 

 

 



Above Water 01
synthetic polymer, aerosol, sand, glass beads and silver flakes on canvas
48 x 36 in.
2019

$4,200.  (inquire for purchase)

 

 

 




Above Water 02
synthetic polymer, aerosol, sand, glass beads and silver flakes on canvas
48 x 36 in.
2019

$4,200.  (inquire for purchase)