Friday, April 12, 2013

Nate Otto


Nate Otto, Chicago from the West, 2013

Nate Otto, Crowded Skies, 2011

Nate Otto, Dudes of the City, 2012

Nate Otto, Country, 2012

Nate Otto, Faces on Black, 2012

Nate Otto, Green Mounds, 2011

Nate Otto, Color City, 2012

Nate Otto, Faces, 2012

Nate Otto, Leafburst Purple, 2011

Nate Otto, Man Tower City, 2013

Nate Otto, Neighborhood connections, 2012

Nate Otto, The First Bridge, 2011

Nate Otto, Otto City, 2013

Nate Otto, Scratch Faces, 2012

Nate Otto, Multicity, 2013

Nate Otto, Super Tower, 2012

Nate Otto, Turkish railways, 2012

Nate Otto, Yellow City, 2013


from the artist's website:

Nate was born in Lansing Michigan, where he lived near a large park that had tadpoles. He spent his childhood playing sports and drawing. Later he moved with his family to the suburbs of Chicago. He sent shoe designs to Nike, played sports, made drawings, wrote a book, got dumped, did some stupid stuff and grew up. He studied art at the University of Kansas and the Art Institute of Chicago before graduating from Columbia College. Lots of other stuff happened. Nate taught art to adults with developmental disabilities for many years, something that greatly influenced his art and his worldview. He is married to Megan.

Nate’s artistic vision was formed by art brut, the Chicago imagists, comic book art, street art, abstract expressionism, color field painting, and graphic design. He aims to make art that is accessible but not easy, simple but not vacant, fun but not weightless, and colorful but not garish. He sees his work as a filtered vision of what he sees on a daily basis, and often that comes out as abstracted cityscapes and collages of faces.





7 comments:

The Savage said...

I love the child-like style of it all... It kind makes me feel like river-dancing.

Caroline said...

OMG!!!! It's "don't fret" it's Nate street art handle. I see his stuff all over Chicago! I was looking at these before I read the info...and thought...huh...that looks like "don't fret's" work...and it was! Coolness!

Caroline said...

OK...I could be wrong...but check out this site...they have similar styles for sure!

http://www.dontfretart.com/outside.html

ajg-jane said...

It must be said. His clouds are sublime.

Elle Sees said...

these need to be made into wallpaper for childrens' dr offices...it would entertain me, at least.
ps: charlie makes a cameo in my very first video!

Ottonater said...

Thanks!! Don't Fret is a different dude. He's good.

Ottonater said...

Thanks! Don't Fret is a different dude. He's good.