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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Angel Otero

b. 1981, Puerto Rico

Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of 20th century painting, his latest works highlight the artist's unique process as a form of narrative in itself. Through his innovative process of oil paint scraping, Otero venerates historical oil painting while confronting it head on. Otero's 'deformation' approach to painting his works, first across glass and then once dry, flaying the dried paint and reconstructing the composition anew across large canvasses, is representative of how the artist perceives the process of reconfiguring both personal and historical narratives. Otero’s work sometimes uses process as a way of confronting deep, personal memories. Instead of 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.

Featured Artworks

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oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel Oterooil paint and fabric collaged on canvas, 2019 Oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas
84 x 60 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Untitled by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUntitled, 2019 Oil skins on fabric
254 x 345.4 x 10.2 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Untitled by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUntitled, 2019 Oil skins on fabric
274.3 x 436.9 x 10.2 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Untitled by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUntitled, 2019 Oil skins on fabric
266.7 x 365.8 x 17.8 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Untitled by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUntitled, 2018 Oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas
213.4 x 52.4 x 6.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Undying Love by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUndying Love, 2018 Oil skins on fabric
299.7 x 353.1 x 17.8 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Wind Chimes by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroWind Chimes, 2015 Oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas
243.8 x 182.9 x 6.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Untitled by Angel Otero contemporary artwork
Angel OteroUntitled, 2018 Oil paint and fabric collaged on paper
139.7 x 203.2 cm
Lehmann Maupin

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Kader Attia, Nicholas Hlobo, and Angel Otero at Lehmann Maupin, Seoul
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18 July–24 August 2019 Group Exhibition Kader Attia, Nicholas Hlobo, and Angel Otero Lehmann Maupin, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
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20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
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20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 501 West 24th Street, New York

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Rachel Lehmann Ocula Conversation Rachel Lehmann Founding Partner of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann is not only one half of the gallery powerhouse that is Lehmann Maupin, but she is also an international citizen of the world. Lehmann was born in Asmara, Ethiopia, and studied at the University of Fribourg in France. She worked at the legendary Sonnabend Gallery in New York, and was the proprietor of two contemporary galleries in...

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In Related Press

Angel Otero on his new painting technique and first Hong Kong exhibition Related Press Angel Otero on his new painting technique and first Hong Kong exhibition Blouin Artinfo : 10 June 2016

Ahead of two museum retrospectives in America, Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero is presenting new work at his first Hong Kong exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, which runs until July 2.ARTINFO spoke to the painter about this new series, which involves an innovative medium developed by the artist called “oil skins,” as well as his...

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