The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
NOTE: Each print in this RUN is uniquely hand-painted by Erik Otto and may vary slightly from the images shown.
"With each city I visited on my tour, there’s always a small amount of getting to know the environment before I jump into the work. I’d like to think my work has some reflection on everything I am taking in. In Detroit after getting familiar with 1xRUN's facility itself and my collaborator Jonny, things moved fast and seamlessly. I am right at home wherever I am creating and this time was the same. It takes a certain element of chance to drop in somewhere and make work that is relatively undetermined making creative decisions and resolving challenges on the fly, but the final result exceeded expectations. Detroit is a fascinating place. It obviously has been through a rough past, but the current state is inspirational. It has both an urban center vibe with plenty space to roam around and explore. I have always been attracted to urban decay and Detroit has a never-ending supply of that. And what feels like an intimidating city at first, the people are welcoming, positive, and for the most part, anticipating the rebirth of such a remarkable city. Detroit is a place if resilience and there’s definitely a unique energy that comes with that." - Erik Otto
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is a mixed-media artist working professionally in the creative disciplines of painting, sculpture and site-specific installation for over 10 years. Erik has held exhibitions nationally in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC and internationally in Vancouver, Mexico City, and Berlin. He was selected for the SF Recology Artist-in-Residence Program, received the VSCO Artist Initiative Grant, and produced work for YBCA Bay Area Now 7. He currently has work held in the private collections of the Grand Hyatt, Microsoft, LinkedIn, One Medical Group, and Uber.
Avid cyclist, explorer of the outdoor world, and firm believer of taking risks, he once self-initiated and self-funded a 6-month long artist residency in the middle of Mexico City that resulted in a pop-up exhibition in an abandoned building just prior to it’s demolition.
Erik grew up in the South Bay Area, lived in San Francisco for 12 years, and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Find more by Erik Otto at www.erikotto.com
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