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Angel Otero Art

Puerto Rican, b. 1981

Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is best known for his process- based paintings, collages, and sculptural works that venerate the inherent qualities of his material of choice, oil paint. Employing various methods of collage, Otero explores the potential for abstraction to meaningfully engage memory and identity using line, form, and color. Through a methodically innovative process, the artist paints representationally onto large sheets of glass, scrapes the partially dried oil paint from the surface, and then reassembles the resulting “skins” into multi-layered compositions. In this way, the paint itself emerges as a crucial conceptual component, mobilizing ideas of chance, conveyance, and aesthetic vernacular, while the images and themes it visualizes become fragments or parts of a history energized by the material. Much of Otero’s early work was directly influenced by personal memories based on photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of painters such as Nicolas Poussin, Pablo Picasso, and Willem de Kooning. Instead of representing his life through art, he archives moments within it through a constant negotiation between lived experience and art historical references.

Otero is the recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Visual Arts. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey; Kemper Musem of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; UBS Art Collection, Chicago, IL; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.

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Untitled
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
An extension of the larger paintings, these collaged works share the same visual gravity as the hanging works. Although the work lives within a frame, it also retains its sculptural,...
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Fabric, Oil, Board, Clay

Dreamer's Day
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Fabric, Canvas, Oil

Fish Rain
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Silk, Archival Paper, Screen

Untitled
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Clay, Fabric, Oil, Board

An Angel Comes and the New Sun is Not Far
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Oil

Wind Chimes 03/20
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Porcelain

Uqbar
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Graphite

Ramblin
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Fabric, Oil

Untitled
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Silicone, Pigment

Wind Chimes 02/20
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Porcelain

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this strange world of plants, and water, and silence
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Rockabye
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
Angel draws from art history as well as his own memories and past, particularly his memory as a child growing up in Puerto Rico, as sources of inspiration for his paintings. The ori...
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2010s Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Oil

Rockabye
H 68.6 in. W 52.1 in. D 6.4 in.
Untitled
By Angel Otero
Located in New York, NY
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 a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Angel Otero Art

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Canvas, Oil

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H 68.6 in. W 191.8 in. D 7.6 in.

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