Hanno Otten
German, born 1954
Selected exhibitions
2017
ÜBER MALEREI Hanno Otten / GLASS Tristano di Robilant,
PRISKA PASQUER
2016
| PRISKA PASQUER at Art Cologne 2016,
PRISKA PASQUER
HANNO OTTEN | Schlacht,
PRISKA PASQUER

Hanno Otten’s photographs and photograms are an extended, abstract meditation on the expressive possibilities of pure color. He deconstructs the elements of color photography to form individual bands of vivid color, abstract geometric shapes, and merging color planes. In many cases, the colors themselves are even further dissected into various hues, shades, and tints. Otten sees his images as a pure study of the interaction between color and light; lacking any figurative or narrative imagery, they draw the legacy of Color Field Painting and pure abstraction into photography.