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Angel Otero

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Angel Otero on His New Painting Technique and First Hong Kong Exhibition ARTINFO

June 7 2016

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Getting Under Angel Otero's Skin Paddle8

March 18 2016

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Benefit Auction Paddle8.com

March 16-31, 2016

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Angel Otero: New Paintings The Brooklyn Rail

December 9 2015

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Foot Painting Fetches $4 Million in Strong Sales Bloomberg

October 27 2015

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FIAC 2015 Opens with Strong Sales ARTINFO

October 22 2015

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FIAC Dealers Unsettled by Frieze Date Change The Art Newspaper

October 22 2015

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Time Out New York

October 24 - 30, 2013

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Artspace

October 7, 2013

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The Village Voice

September 18, 2013

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Artinfo

June 13, 2013

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W Magazine Five Minutes With Artist Angel Otero

March 1, 2013

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Art + Auction

February 2013

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Sculpture

January/February 2013

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Modern Painters

January 2013

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Artforum

November 2012

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F Newsmagazine

April 2, 2012

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Financial Times: How to Spend It

March 31, 2012

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Artinfo

February 27, 2012

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Coolhunting

February 16, 2012

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Art21

July 22, 2011

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Art in America

March 7, 2011

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Nylon Guys

February 28, 2011

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Art Review

February 16, 2011

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L Magazine

February 16, 2011

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Artinfo

February 16, 2011

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Art + Auction

January 31, 2011

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Huffington Post

September 6, 2010

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ArtSlant

March 8, 2010

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Chicago

April 30, 2009

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Chicago Tribune Magazine

April 19, 2009

Artist Bio

Angel Otero

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. 
 
 
Otero received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Material Discovery, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah and Hong Kong (2013) and Angel Otero, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 2012), and addition to El Museo del Barrio’s The [S] Files, El Museo’s 6th Biennial (2011) and Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle, Queens Museum, New York (2012), among others. Otero is the recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Visual Arts. His work can be found in collections at DePaul University Museum, Chicago; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.