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Angel Otero

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Anticipation, 2009. Silicone, Spray Paint and Oil on Canvas 34 X 40 In. © Courtesy of Jim and Ginger Meyer, Chicago.
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© Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Exquisito, 2009 Oil Skins and Silicone on Canvas 72” X 72” © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Untitled (Portrait of my grandmother’s table), 2009 Wood, Porcelain, Silicone, Wire Mesh, Oil Paint, and Aluminum on Panel, 89” X 52” X 46” © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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The Golden Vase, 2009 Oil, Oil Skins, Silicone, Spray Paint on Canvas 84" X 72" © the artist
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Elephant, 2009 Elephant Tar, Fabric Oil Skins on Canvas 20” X 16” © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Olivia, 2009 Oil, Silicone on Canvas 34” X 40” © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Winners, 2009 Oil on Trophy 92” X 36” X 12” © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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© Courtesy of the artist & Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie St.
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Flaying , 2011 Collaged Oil Paint Skins on Canvas 50" X 38" X 2.5" © Courtesy of the artist & Kavi Gupta Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & ISTANBUL'74
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Untitled (SK-EX), 2012 Oil Skins Collaged on Resin Coated Canvas 190.5 X 129.5 Cm © Lehmann Maupin
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© Courtesy of the artist & Brand New Gallery
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Untitled (Slot Tower B), 2013 Steel and Porcelain 90 X 38 X 18 Inches 228.6 X 96.5 X 45.7 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Lehmann Maupin
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© Courtesy of the Artist and SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS
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Untitled (SK-BM), 2014 Cadmium Pigment and Silicone on Raw Canvas 60" X 42" © Courtesy of the Artist and Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street
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Dreaming of the Ordinary, 2015 Oil Paint and Fabric Collaged on Canvas 96 X 145.5 X 3 In, 243.8 X 369.6 X 7.6 Cm. © Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
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Wind Ballad, 2016 Oil Paint and Fabric Collaged on Canvas 72 X 96 X 2.5 Inches; 182.9 X 243.8 X 6.4 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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Untitled, (temporary label is "SK-XR"), 2016 Oil Paint and Fabric Collaged on Canvas 84" H X 60" W X 2.5" D (213.36 Cm H X 152.4 Cm W X 6.35 Cm D) © Photo cred: Martin Parkesian
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Birth year
1981
Lives in
New York City
Works in
New York City
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
Everything and Nothing
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Statement

From Kavi Gupta Gallery:

Angel Otero is quickly becoming well known for his textured canvases that weave between abstraction and representation taking their subject matter from an ongoing personal and often autobiographical narrative from his childhood in Puerto Rico. Memories, particularly those from his grandmother, parallel what he is now embracing in contemporary art.

Otero's paintings and sculptural assemblages also engage directly with a process-based art making. His works are extremely intuitive and often address the idea of failure and the push/pull of painting an inventive space that also relates directly to his own personal history. Structures attempt to balance the slippage between subject and object. Layers of silicone become fluid doilies floating on table tops and thick shapes of dried oil paint are glued into simple patterns recalled from memory.

The work doesn't operate as a presentation but rather as a self-generating proposition with which to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct meaning over and over again. Unusual materials and aesthetic extravagance have been inspiring his recent work. Scale is expanding to comment of monumentality, surrounding the viewer and transforming the work to become physically accessible and present. His explorations of personal symbology  as well as abstract expressionism that brings to mind painters that continue to influence his work such as Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Georg Baselitz, and Joan Mitchell.

Angel Otero

otero60@hotmail.com aotero@artic.edu


Solo Exhibitions


2008 Cooking Boogaloo
Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois


2006 Revelando Enigmas
Galería Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Selected Group Exhibitions


2008 New Insight
NEXT, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois


2008 Living Room Paintings
Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


2007 You Are In My Space
Gallery G2 and Project Space, Chicago, Illinois


2007 Open and Closed
Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois


2006 Universality of Art
Galería Prinardi USA, West Palm Beach, Florida


Tributo a Basquiat Puerto Rico
Galería Prinardi at Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2005 Visions of Excess
New Space Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


Awards


2007 Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 BFA Fellowship Award
2005 Recognition Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Education


School Of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Candidate 2009
School Of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA 2007
Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1999-2004

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