Flooded by Erik Otto

Flooded

Paintings by Erik Otto seen at Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn - Flooded
Paintings by Erik Otto seen at Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn - FloodedPaintings by Erik Otto seen at Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn - FloodedPaintings by Erik Otto seen at Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn - Flooded
“Experiments in new ways of layering, the piece contains both textural and reflective qualities with another approach to removing the common motif of the circular form as the focal point. Each layer coming and going off the frame expressing a larger movement.” synthetic polymer, enamel, aerosol and oil stick on panel 60 x 48 in. / 152 x 122 cm. 2018 WAVES Solo Exhibition: Fall 2019 / NYC Expressing the understanding of instability and uncertainty through patience and resilience, this work is about an outlook of acceptance as a means of moving forward. Known as the force behind all living things, this recent work explores the many symbolic qualities of water through nonlinear landscapes flooded with movement and free of boundaries. Compositions immersed with emotive strokes — pushing, pulling, pouring and taking shape depict the balance of turbulent and serene. The circular form, a signature motif representing the notion that life is both coming and going, emerges and recedes from view similar to the shifts in passing seasons. Heavily layered, this work incorporates pools of color, fluid washes and rippling patterns contrasted by large expressive marks produced almost incidentally. Seeing imperfection as a catalyst for change, the different painted elements ebb and flow respectively in equal force reflecting moments of a transformative process. One chapter of a larger idea with an open-ended finish line, this initial phase has helped cultivate a new visual language directly influenced by the equilibrial nature of water that examines a moment of flux to a powerful time of growth.

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