Last Thursday night at the Well Hung Gallery in Hoxton, Chilean born, but London based Street Artist Otto Schade’s latest exhibition opened and it is certainly worth a visit. Otto Schade 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.
Otto’s painting styles range from the abstract and surreal to the stark and brutal. 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 it is easy to see why with his works offering a combination of the creative and fun with his ‘ribbon’ effect style creations which offer so much depth and intricacy to look at and lose yourself in, 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 you in your tracks and provide something to think about.
This exhibition draws upon an even mix of these two styles which are both instantly recognizable as being the work of Osch and many of these pieces have been placed up around London, and elsewhere, in the past, some very recently. If you are in the area head along for an exhibition which features some fourteen works, all stencil pieces presented on canvas and you won’t be disappointed. Highlights for us were predominantly in the first half of the show which showcases the more intricate ‘ribbon’ based creations and include the surreal and despair ridden ‘Man Knit Pollution’ along with the intricate and beautiful ‘Tiger Butterfly’ piece. Of the silhouette based works the two favourite works for us here at London Calling were ‘The Sniper’ and ‘Say It With Flowers’. The show runs until August 23rd, and the Gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, if you are in London over the next few weeks head along for a great exhibition of Otto Schade’s works.
‘Man Knit Pollution’
‘Weight Of The World’
‘Two Faced Angel’
‘David Vs Goliath’
‘Say It With Flowers’
The show runs until August 23rd, and the Gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, if you are in London over the next few weeks head along for a great exhibition of Otto Schade’s works.