All the Way from New York to Mumbai
by Features Team, MidDay, March 25th, 2012
Galerie Isa is hosting it's second international art exhibition in Mumbai, which will showcase the works of Angel Otero – a Puerto Rican artist based in New York. Otero's work is heavily influence by his life in Puerto Rico and his relationships with his family members.
Otero's work sometimes uses his work
to confront deep, personal memories. Instead of merely 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.
The opening night will see some artworks on display which are dedicated to international art. Otero's painting process is conventional and has a broad appeal. He uses the technique of applying layers of oil paints on glass in reverse order. He scraps it off the glass once it has half-dried.
Then he applies the richly textured oilskin surface to a canvas. The result is a burst of colour and produces, unexpected wrinkles in Otero's imagery.
The show has been arranged through his New york gallery, Lehman Maupin. After the Mumbai show, Otero is planning to prepare for two museum shows in June and October.
Related Artists: Angel Otero