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Angel Otero
On the Edge of my Seat

2016

$160,000

About

This painting marks a shift in focus for Angel Otero. Previously, he reproduced iconic paintings by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Nicolas Poussin as a way to empower and engage his process and place him in simultaneous dialogue with the history of abstract and representational art. These previous works, while highly abstracted, allowed the viewer to decipher central images and recognize the references to the source imagery through palette and form. In his most recent work, Otero further reduces his visual references from the layer of oil skin, replacing the previously stabilizing imagery with unique personal marks and gestures. 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 his unique gestures 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. Otero has begun to integrate fragmented images of gates and flowers as a subtle reference to scenes from his childhood. These richly textured paintings engage with art historical themes while grappling with the artist’s own history and sense of self.

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  • Creation Year
    2016
  • Dimensions
    Height: 96 in. (243.84 cm)Width: 120 in. (304.8 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LM244121stDibs: LU94433056721

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