Angel Otero

Angel Otero

Unconventional paintings provide material form for the abstract imprints of memory and history.

"I don't want my mind to inform my hand, I want my hand to inform my head."

Angel Otero pushes the limits of painting – unravelling history as he goes. Large-scale abstract works cascade forth from their canvases with almost sculptural form, while energetic mark-making and vivid colour palettes evoke the language of Abstract Expressionism. Although the artist considers his work oil painting, it involves a multitude of techniques including collage, assemblage, spray-paint...

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Angel Otero (he/him) was born in 1981 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He now splits his time between the island and his studio in New York City.


He began working life as a Salesman, but always fostered dreams of becoming an artist.

At Auction

The artist's auction record was set by oil painting Anachronic (2014), which sold for $121,000 at a Phillips New York in 2018 – more than double its estimate.

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