Alum Angel Otero Debuts Solo Show at Hauser & Wirth

Alum Angel Otero Debuts Solo Show at Hauser & Wirth

Alum Angel Otero Debuts First Solo Show at Hauser & Wirth

Two paintings, painted in a similar, abstract style, hang on a white wall. The painting on the left is a painting of a piano against a red background, and the painting on the right is an abstract painting that shows many different colors (red, green, white, orange) and contrasting patterns (polka dots, circles, paint streaks, smears, etc.)

Installation view of Angel Otero: Where Where Time Was. Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Installation view of Angel Otero: Where Where Time Was. Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Alum Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) recently debuted his first solo exhibition at the New York City gallery Hauser & Wirth. Debuting on November 10, Angel Otero: Swimming Where Time Was features large-scale paintings that embody Otero’s signature painting style, characterized by a mix of the figurative and the abstract. Together, Otero’s works represent his unique approach to storytelling that experiments with how memories are visually depicted using the medium of oil.

 “At this point, I’ve decided [...] this is how I work,” Otero told Robb Report. “When you put one of the abstract works next to one of the more representational ones, I think they have a very complex and beautiful conversation.” 

Angel Otero: Swimming Where Time will remain open through December 23. Click here to read more about Otero’s work in School of the Art Institute of Chicago magazine. 

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