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Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing - (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Individual Artists

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Skira Editore

Book theme: Monographs

Language: English

Street Date: February 21, 2017
TCIN: 76779984
UPC: 9788857231440
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-5457


Angel Otero's practice is process-driven. Whether made on canvas or with porcelain and steel, Otero's creations mine the fissures of art-historical canons, as well as the personal histories that they evoke.

Angel Otero's works, while abstract, are embedded with deeply personal narratives. While the artist rejects the literal nature of narrative, it is explicit in the work, particularly in his early figurative paintings and his more recent bodies of "transfer paintings," created using coal dust and charcoal on linen. Occupying a liminal space between abstraction and figurative work, Otero's transfer paintings provide viewers with a glimpse into the landscape of the artist's familial memories.This publication includes an introduction and essay by the organizing curator, Valerie Cassel Oliver, as well as contributions by scholars in the field of contemporary art. The monograph also features color and black-and-white images of the works presented in the exhibition, a bibliography of general reading, and a chronology of the artist's life and work. The overall scope and comprehensive material featured in the accompanying catalog promise to serve as a scholarly reader and a critical and lasting document. As a feature of the monograph, the artist will be commissioned to create a special-edition poster and cover.

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