Hanno Otten, Purpur
Purpur, from the series ’13 Farben’, 2014
40 x 30 cm
Hanno Otten was born in Cologne in 1954 and works in a wide range of media. “Color” has been an important theme for him since the early 1990s – he does not see it as merely an external factor but rather makes it an integral part of his works. His photograms are entitled “Colorblocks”, “Lichtbilder” or “real nothing”, while his sculptures and installations are frequently named after color theory pioneers such as “Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”.
The artist also explores the notion of color in his “color films”, “color theory” works and his paintings.
Otten is featured in important private and public collections – including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum/Harvard Art Museum and Microsoft Art Collection.