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Angel Otero
An Angel Comes and the New Sun is Not Far

2014

$90,000

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Here, Otero reproduces iconic paintings by the great artist Poussin, as a way to empower and engage his process and place him in a unique dialogue with the history of both abstract and representational art. This allows the viewer to decipher central images and recognize the references to the source imagery through palette or form. These works highlight Otero’s ongoing exploration of personal expression through abstraction by scraping into, drawing over, and erasing the layer of oil skin. Otero’s gestures and marks achieve a new, graphic presence, incorporating references to media beyond painting, such as traditional printmaking techniques of woodblock printing and intaglio. Beginning with a layer of black paint on glass, Otero creates line through a process of erasure. Transferring the oil skin onto the canvas reveals Otero’s imagery through a reductive practice that stems from his experience with printmaking. Each painting begins with a reference to an object, image, or art historical reference that holds personal or historical significance for him. Through a rigorous process of painting and drawing, Otero replicates and then abstracts these references, resulting in work that is visually autonomous from the original imagery.

Details

  • Creator
    Angel Otero (1981, Puerto Rican)
  • Creation Year
    2014
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Width: 75.5 in. (191.77 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LM220991stDibs: LU94437949892

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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