Angel Otero - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips
  • Puerto Rico-born Angel Otero’s oeuvre is characterised by an interest in personal history, expressionistic abstraction, and Spanish Baroque painterly traditions. Otero practises a process-based art combining painting and assemblage. ‘Oil skins’, created from paint poured onto glass and peeled off in sheets after drying, are grafted on to the artist’s canvas or sculpture in combination with other materials including resin, spray paint and silicone.


    The paint, for Otero, becomes a signifier of chance and memory, alternating between lived experience and art history. Much of Otero’s early work was directly influenced by personal memories based on photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestural bravura of painters such as Nicolas Poussin, Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning.


    Otero has been the subject of acclaimed solo exhibitions, including at Lehmann Maupin, New York (2021); Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2017); and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2016). The artist divides his time between Brooklyn and Chicago.


    Angel Otero

    The artist in his studio

    • Provenance

      Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Lehmann Maupin, Angel Otero: New Paintings, 7 November – 31 December 2015


Drifter’s Escape

signed, titled and dated ‘”Drifter’s Escape” Angel Otero 2015’ on the reverse
oil paint skins collaged on resin coated canvas
213.4 x 152.4 cm. (84 x 60 in.)
Executed in 2015.

Full Cataloguing

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$1,260,000

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021