Angela Mercedes Donna Otto (hoploid)

Angela Mercedes Donna Otto (hoploid)

Angela Mercedes Donna Otto
is a female visual designer and apophenic artist from Berlin, Germany.

After she graduated from her studies of communications and media design in Germany and Austria, she focused on illustration and its relation to storytelling. Her thesis “The inversion of the illustration process” was awarded by the German Art Directors Club in 2011 with gold.
?She developed an indiviual style through her working process and technique, which is based on the psychology of human perception. Her distinct way of painting and drawing is based on what her imagination allows her to see in tea, juice and coffee splotches.

The way Angela works is based on “apophenia”. That´s a term used by psychologists to describe the pursuit of the human mind to construct meaning, order and forms even from chaotic structures - just like seeing faces in the clouds.First she prepares sheets of paper with splotches of coffee, several kinds of tea or juice to create those patterns. Those form the visual origin from which she creates her drawings. Subsequently she elaborates an individual interpretation of weird looking characters and sceneries her imagination “detects” in the coincidental blurs. The motifs she finds in the visually stimulant material are extracted from the patterns by drawing with colored ink. Though they are carefully worked out in detail her pictures provide a wide range of interpretation, different approaches and scope to “see more”.

Biography

Angela Mercedes Donna Otto
is a female visual designer and apophenic artist from Berlin, Germany.

After she graduated from her studies of communications and media design in Germany and Austria, she focused on illustration and its relation to storytelling. Her thesis “The inversion of the illustration process” was awarded by the German Art Directors Club in 2011 with gold.
?She developed an indiviual style through her working process and technique, which is based on the psychology of human perception. Her distinct way of painting and drawing is based on what her imagination allows her to see in tea, juice and coffee splotches.

The way Angela works is based on “apophenia”. That´s a term used by psychologists to describe the pursuit of the human mind to construct meaning, order and forms even from chaotic structures - just like seeing faces in the clouds.First she prepares sheets of paper with splotches of coffee, several kinds of tea or juice to create those patterns. Those form the visual origin from which she creates her drawings. Subsequently she elaborates an individual interpretation of weird looking characters and sceneries her imagination “detects” in the coincidental blurs. The motifs she finds in the visually stimulant material are extracted from the patterns by drawing with colored ink. Though they are carefully worked out in detail her pictures provide a wide range of interpretation, different approaches and scope to “see more”.

Exhibitions

12/12
upcoming solo show
GALERIE CASPERS, Berlin (GER)

05/12
„libertas“ group show
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Munich, Munich (GER)

04/12
„modern dopeness“ group show
HATCH Stickermuseum, Berlin (GER)

03/12
„.compressed“ group show and auction,
NEONCHOCOLATE GALLERY, Berlin (GER)

02/12
„Echt kurios“ Co-exhibition,
STAR GALLERY/Star Corporation, Stuttgart (GER)

02/12
„#10 Angela Mercedes Donna Otto“ solo show,
FORMA-T, Berlin (GER)

12/11
”... am Ende glücklich“ groupshow
FORMA-T, Berlin (GER)

11/11
”the sugar is high“ groupshow
NEONCHOCOLATE GALLERY, Berlin (GER)

11/11
”art in boxes“ groupshow
ABOUT GLAMOUR Gallery, New York (USA)

01/11+
06/11
”ritter und ross“ Co-exhibitions
experimental Illustration + graphical art
at Graefestr. 80, Berlin (GER)

Publications

03/2018
Mundus – Das Kunstmagazin aus München (art magazine from Munich, Germany)
E.M.F. Entertainment Media Film GmbH

06/2014
It ́s a Quest, Baby!
Art Festival „48Stunden Neukölln“ Berlin

01/2014
Imagine FX magazine – No. 1 for digital artists Future Publishing Limited, UK

08/2013
Berlin what?: 102 contemporary artists
(publisher Die Neue Sachlichkeit)

05/2011
Her thesis „Inversion of the illustration process“ is awarded
with a „golden nail“ at the ADC (Art Director´s Club Germany)
Young Talent Award 2011

09/2011
sushi 13
(publisher avedition)

12/2010
professional graphic designer journal “PAGE“
(print issue, Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co KG)

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Henryk Klajna (3x23Galerie)

Henryk Klajna wrote on February 26, 2013 17:32:

Hallo Frau Otto,
fasziniert habe ich Ihre Werke betrachtet. Ich würde diese gerne in meiner Galerie ausstellen.

Beste Grüße,

Henryk Klajna
(3x23 Galerie)

Claudia Hesse (nucki)

Claudia Hesse wrote on December 23, 2012 21:58:

hi angela, great works, i like to work in such method, too. it´s so interested to find special forms and figurs in pattern and everywhere...