Specifically looking at the human form, both artists have produced a body of works exploring the depiction of the figure in the Post Modern age.
‘Distorted Façade’ brings together both artists individual and unique styles – using distortions of the human form born out of experimentation, creativity and imagination.
Whilst Otto uses his signature ribbon style, Danny deploys a more painterly technique with expressive marks in his art. Working together, both artists have collaborated on a large-scale painting that has been produced especially for the exhibition.
Otto has developed a meticulous spray painting technique by intricately cutting layer upon layer of illustrative stencils. His distinctive, graphic ‘ribbon’ style and continued exploration of iconic imagery have made him one of the UK’s pre-eminent street artists. Otto’s large scale, epic paintings can be seen in the streets of East London. These murals are extensively photographed by his ever-growing street art following.
Danny O’Connor is predominately a figurative and portrait artist who has a strong graphic element in his work. His expressive mixed media works incorporate; acrylics, spray paint, ink, paint markers and household gloss and emulsions. All applied in an equally diverse manner using brushes, fingers, paint rollers, sticks, paper and cardboard to create expressive and striking imagery. Danny combines natural flowing lines with harsh diagonals. Clean crisp areas of colour with layered messy splashes of paint to achieve something that appears both modern and almost futuristic whilst retaining a raw traditional aesthetic.