Fri, Nov 18 | Xàbia


I’d love to literally transfer nature’s behavior to canvas

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2022, 8:00 PM GMT+1
Xàbia, Carrer Andrés Lambert, 2, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante, Spain

About the Event

Otting’s work concentrates on building the wholeness to be found in nature. From low viewpoints and using terroir, soil or sand and seawater from the spot where he finds the inspiration, Otting shows us the beauty and wealth of form and colour in nature.

« I’d love to literally transfer nature’s behavior to canvas. To be able to paint like that is like almost merging with nature, even though there’s always some sense of shaping the image. But of course this is never attainable, this can only happen in nature. Sometimes you can also go too far, so you fall over, but that’s good too. You’re done then. In the end it’s all about the endeavor, because we can never really reach nature’s perfection. We’ll always be confronted with our shortcomings and insignificance. But it’s in front of us humans in the perseverance, in the road to the goal. Even though essentially you’re not, or only hardly, doing anything new. »

Born in Vinkeveen, The Netherlands, in 1969. Went to the school for graphic design after high school and has been drawing and painting since he was 12 years old. First tutored by a painter and later supported by his education at the school for graphic design and the HKU (Academy of Fine Arts, Utrecht).

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