'Rising Sun' by Erik Otto

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Erik Otto's show Rising Sun will be up for just a few more days at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District. Otto has a passion for creative exploration and balances his time between painting and design, blending multiple influences into one distinct style that has been presented in distinguished galleries, film/theater sets, street corners, and even a parklet. The show Rising Sun represents Otto’s latest perspective on the increasingly challenging times artists face in a city undergoing very apparent transition, and depicts a new chapter that hopes for a brighter future. Competing forces, reinvention, and renewal play a role, and are all connected to a larger story of survival. This collection builds on his last body of work, Rising Tides, which centered around the concept that turbulent times invoke a need to make peace through acceptance.

Luna Rienne Curates Permanent Collection for the Grand Hyatt SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Luna Rienne Gallery has curated seven-large scale paintings at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco in Union Square by local Bay Area artists David Choong Lee, Damon Soule, Mario Martinez, Reuben Rude, Erik Otto, and Ursula Xanthe Young.

Paintings by Erik Otto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We are enjoying the work of San Francisco Bay Area native Erik Otto this morning. Otto has a wide array of work ranging from the street to intallations and canvases. 'Often improvising wit ha growing list of mediums and reclaimed materials, Otto's creates work that is both expressive and conceptual that finds resolution in capturing the moment where beauty meets chaos.'

SF This Saturday: The Days End @ Om Studios

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Attention all San Franciscans-- Art, music, drinks and food, what more could you ask for? With artwork by Aaron De La Cruz and Erik Otto, a live performance by A Million Billion Dying Suns, food by Rocky's Frybread and much more, "The Day's End v.2" party is not one to miss!


Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 26, 2011
San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza will set the scene for a collision of fixed gear biking and urban contemporary art Saturday, April 30, for the Red Bull Ride + Style event, with obstacles designed and by local artists Erik Otto, Aaron De La Cruz, Nate Van Dyke, Arlo Eisenberg, and a custom installation by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Today, we interview Mr. Otto. . .


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