About my art and exhibitions

CarienOtto

My work is primarily concerned with the transformation of painting, drawing or sculpture, into an existential drama with compositions of colour, line and form in the lead role. I believe that it is this, the composition and arrangement of form, line and colour, which make an object aesthetically pleasing, and not so much what it represents in reality... That an aesthetic object, a painting or sculpture, is a new creation, and not a representation of nature.

I’ve been creating art all my life; as a child I spent long days making clay universes and soap stone animals on the game farm in South Africa where I grew up. After my graduation fromUniversity in 2000, I embarked on a fruitful design career. I moved to London in 2005 where I have now been happily living and working for 12 years.

All my work (if not sold already) is for sale. Please contact me directly if you are interested. 

Find me on Saatchi Art

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination" - Henry David Thoreau

Urban Art Fair 2017

My most recent exhibit of my paintings, took place at the Urban Art Fair, in Brixton - 8 and 9 July.

 Urban Art Fair 

Urban Art Fair 

 My stall at UAF 2017

My stall at UAF 2017

Colour Connect Exhibition 2016

In April 2016 I held a very successful, London solo exhibition, Colour Connect, at The Gallery on the Corner

 At the Colour Connect, 2016, Battersea. 

At the Colour Connect, 2016, Battersea. 

 Downstairs at Colour Connect. Some works were accompanied by poetry. 

Downstairs at Colour Connect. Some works were accompanied by poetry. 

Ultra Exhibition, 2010

In 2010 I collaborated with other artists in an exhibition called Ultra, at The Colomb Art Gallery in Marylebone. Here I exhibited all my framed etchings. 

 Ultra Exhibition Flyer

Ultra Exhibition Flyer

 Ode to Moore, 2008

Ode to Moore, 2008

Ceramics exhibition, 2004

My first solo exhibition was in 2004 in South Africa. It consisted mainly of my ceramic and sculpture work. 

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