Reporting for ARTNET News, art writer Taylor Dafoe recently sat down with Angel Otero for a long-form interview in Otero's Brooklyn studio. Otero's solo exhibition Milagros closes at Lehman Maupin in New York this Saturday, April 20th.
The interview offers wonderful insights not only into the current body of work that's on view, but into the history of one of the most fascinating abstract painters working today. One of the most refreshing topics Otero discusses is the idea of fearlessness when it comes to experimentation and innovation. Regardless of how well the public perceives a particular body of work. Otero follows his own creative impulses. His drive to refresh his methods and move beyond his comfort zone is what led him to the breakthrough he currently is exploring in his haunting "paint skin" pieces.
Detail from Otero’s studio. (© ARTNET News. Photo: Taylor Dafoe.)