VOLTA NY

Justine Otto

March 2 – 6, 2016

JUSTINE OTTO_the song

JUSTINE OTTO

The Song

2016, oil on linen, 63 x 51 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Blu ties

JUSTINE OTTO
Blue Ties
2016, oil on linen, 59 x 47 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_programmbeobachter

JUSTINE OTTO

Programmbeobachter

2015, oil on linen, 67 x 79 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Messung

JUSTINE OTTO

Messung

2015, oil on linen, 12 x 8 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Seherinnen

JUSTINE OTTO

Seherinnen

2015, oil on linen, 12 x 8 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Treffen

JUSTINE OTTO

Treffen

2015, oil on wood, 6 x 6 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Bauplan

JUSTINE OTTO

Bauplan

2015, oil on wood, 20 x 16 inches.

 

JUSTINE OTTO_Test

JUSTINE OTTO

Test

2015, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Napoleon

JUSTINE OTTO

Napoleon

2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Nelson

JUSTINE OTTO

Nelson

2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Eugen

JUSTINE OTTO

Eugen

2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Melchoir

JUSTINE OTTO

Melchoir

2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches.

JUSTINE OTTO_Therese

JUSTINE OTTO

Therese

2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches.

February 15, 2016

 

VOLTA NY: JUSTINE OTTO

March 2 - 6, 2016

Booth C8

 

CONNERSMITH is delighted to present new paintings by Justine Otto at the VOLTA NY, located at Pier 90 in New York City.

 

Justine Otto was born in Zabrze, Poland in1974. She currently lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Otto creates layered imagery in oil paint with loose, vibrant brushwork. Drawing inspiration from films and vintage photographs, she paints single figures, or groups, immersed in mysterious activities. The artist’s enigmatic narratives are edgy, captivating, and often humorous.

 

Ms. Otto’s complexly integrated scenes evoke vestiges of histories, memories and dreams. Superimposing multiple portraits on single figures, or coalescing patterns from disparate time periods, she invents visions, which, though unexpected, seem strangely familiar.

 

Handling her medium with energy and assurance, Ms. Otto deconstructs surfaces and forms. As she deftly builds visual tension between figuration and abstraction, the artist fluidly negotiates the polarities of individuality and social identity.

 

Justine Otto’s works are featured in the permanent collection of The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and in numerous private collections in the U.S. and Europe. She has had solo exhibitions in many museums and public venues including: Kunsthalle der Sparkassenstiftung Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany; Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany; Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, Germany; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland; Städtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus, Lemgo, Germany; Städtische Galerie Fürth, Fürth, Germany; Kunstverein Aurich, Aurich, Germany; and Museum Schloss Gifhorn, Gifhorn, Germany.

 

VOLTA NY

VIP PREVIEW: Wednesday, 7 – 8 pm
PUBLIC HOURS: Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 8 pm; Sunday, 12 – 6 pm

 

For further information: info@connersmith.us.com