Angel Otero, ‘Untitled’, 2012, Phillips
Angel Otero, ‘Untitled’, 2012, Phillips

Signature: signed, titled and dated '"Untitled" Angel Otero 2012' on the reverse

Milan, Brand New Gallery, Angel Otero, The old lansquenet is laughing at us, 22 October - 22 December 2012

Brand New Gallery, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Angel Otero

“I’ve always been passionate about painting specifically. That’s what drives me—painting and all the drama that goes with it,” states Angel Otero, who channels that passion into paintings and sculptures layered with directly applied oil paint and the sheets that form when it dries, called oil paint skins. He covers his large-scale canvases with these thick, folding sheets, creating densely textured compositions full of hills and crevices. For his sculptures, he mixes materials like metal and wood with household items and furniture, which he then encrusts with the skins. Otero’s works range from entirely abstract, in his words, “purely gestural,” to semi-representative, incorporating ghostly figures, floral patterns, or evocative phrases. Inspired by his music-filled childhood home and the fiercely independent New York School artists, Otero pursues a bold, iconoclastic vision in all of his work.

Puerto Rican, b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Angel Otero: Elegies
San Juan ,
Angel Otero Recent Work

Group Shows

New York,
A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth curated by Ted Gahl: Jonathan Allmaier, Ned Colclough, Robert Davis, Joanne Greenbaum, Angel Otero, Meghan Petras, Josh Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek
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