Over the last week or two London based Chilean artist Otto Schade aka Osch has certainly been busy, laying down three new stencil works in the East End around Shoreditch and the Brick Lane Area. Otto was born in Chile. where he initially studied Architecture at the Bio Bio University and Construction and Design Architecture in Concepcion, Chile. In his career as a successful architect, he has been awarded for both public and private projects. Artistically Otto has always felt a fascination for the Surrealists, and this influence has made Otto turn his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion and for which he has also been recognized with an honorable mention, and it isn’t difficult to see why.
Otto’s painting styles range from the abstract and surreal. Working predominantly with oil paint, and incorporating practices such as collage, illustration and stencil. The themes behind his compositions read in a personal, metaphorical sense with a sharp, ironic touch. Otto has long been a major star on the London street art scene and I for one consider him to be one of the best artists around and find his two main street styles (both demonstrated below) to offer a combination of the creative and fun with his tape effect style creations which offer so much depth to look at, and offer a glimpse at his former career as an architect, countered by his stark and incredibly powerful silhouette pieces, which really do just stop me in my tracks.
This piece is in Princelet Street.
Otto Schade’s work in Fashion Street. This piece is so powerful in its subject matter, chilling even.
Osch’s Polar Bear on Curtain Road. Here I love how the block of ice the Polar Bear is standing on is unraveling, great depiction very much in his own style, for a sad but true situation.