Josef Otten is a contemporary artist. Born in 1964 in the picturesque port of Vlora, Albania. Graduated from the Academy of fine arts.
His unique style of painting and bright and Sunny subjects of paintings were fueled by the beautiful views of his native coastal city.
For a long time he lived and worked in Greece,then moved to America, where he lives now. Continue reading
Contemplating the paintings of contemporary artists working in the genres of surrealism, cubism, pop art, conceptualism, postmodernism, and others, one can’t help but wonder whether realistic images are necessary or avoided in art.
On the one hand, the abundance of photographs and the creation of videos can completely compensate for the lack of natural forms in painting and architecture, but on the other hand, the hyperrealism that emerged in the seventies suggests that the need for a reliable image of objects in the surrounding reality is an important and integral component of modern life. Continue reading