Angel Otero - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

  • Exhibited

    Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Angel Otero: Anachronic, November 1 - December 20, 2014

  • Catalogue Essay

    Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. Through his innovative process of oil paint scraping, Otero venerates historical oil painting while confronting it head on. Otero's "deformation" approach to painting his works, first across glass and then once dry, flaying the dried paint and reconstructing the composition anew across large canvases, is representative of how the artist perceives the process of reconfiguring both personal and historical narratives. Otero’s work sometimes uses process as a way of confronting deep, personal memories. Instead of representing his life through art, he archives moments within it by creating opportunities of surprise and discovery. His work is a constant negotiation between the individual and art history.



signed, titled and dated "Angel Otero 2014 "Anachronic"" on the reverse
oil paint and oil paint skins collaged on canvas
84 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (214.6 x 153.7 cm.)
Executed in 2014.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $121,000

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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018