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  • Chromatherapy @ Heron Arts / SF

    Chromatherapy Light and Color inspired artwork by Erik Otto . Split Exhibition with Liz Tran December 12 – January 23, 2020 . Heron Arts 7 Heron Street San Francisco, CA 94103 . . artwork inquires: tova@heronarts.com . soundscape by: Connor O’Sullivan . . . ABOUT THE WORK Erik Otto created this body of work in…

  • Brooklyn Studio Update / Artwork Release

    Life carries on. At the start of all this, I was pretty rattled up like the rest of the us overwhelmed by the amount of increased feelings. I felt a pressure building like no other that I knew would consume me if I allowed it. Whenever I feel emotionally buried as a direct result of…

  • History & Evolution: Neon Artwork

    . Since reinvigorating my emphasis on neon artwork in this last year, many of you have been inquiring and asking for more. I am pleased to let you know, the feelings are mutual and I am planning to elevate my light based artwork even further in 2020. Looking back, I have always been inspired to…

  • 2020

    . Cheers to a New Year. There always seems to be an overly enthusiastic rush this time of year to hit the ground running and rush to make things happen right away. But if you know me…things of quality have no fear of time. It’s fun to get excited, but it’s also wise to know…

  • Surface & Light

    After my last show, I felt a burnout coming on and needed to switch things up and while I was reorganizing the studio, I discovered large bags of cement, sand, plaster and other building materials. I took this as small but important sign that I was on the right path when the desire had been…

  • WAVES / NYC

    I am honored and pleased to invite you to my next solo exhibition in New York City. Over one year ago, I found myself overwhelmed with all that was going on around me. Lost in a sea of tasks yet plagued with inaction…struggling to mentally stay afloat. Rather than fighting the current, I learned that if I cultivated…

  • WAVES Warm Up

    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. . . The concept behind this is just as it sounds. I wanted to…

  • 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…

  • WAVES

    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…

  • Print Release: Overflow

    All last week I have been working close with talented printer, Mark Herschede of Haven Press in Brooklyn to provide yet another offering in conjunction with my recent artwork release. He’s developed some unique ways to make edition work that will pretty much feel like the real thing. Similar to my studio practice, every layer informed…