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digital cloning of acrylic paint on plastic, with photo of sandstorm cloud - nominal size 40 x 30 cm - 2018
UNTITLED A4 2018-08-01
I thought long and hard about a title for this drawing and then I had this brillant revelation:

Another one of the world's most famous unknown artists taking an inwards directed selfie

the best part of it: it found a collector before I was even finished!
untitled drawing, A4, pencil on paper, 2018

Google spell check is insisting there is no such word as biomorphic, so I had to teach them again. According to the Tate, this is the definition of it:

Biomorphic comes from combining the Greek words ‘bios’, meaning life, and ‘morphe’, meaning form. The term seems to have come into use around the 1930s to describe the imagery in the more abstract types of surrealist painting and sculpture particularly in the work of Joan Miró and Jean Arp (see automatism). Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth also produced some superb biomorphs at that time, and later so did Louise Bourgeois.

ERRATIC, GATHERING, UNDISCIPLINED - these words in the title suggest my work-methods. But to quote the Bard: "There is method in his madness"

Though I often say the stuff I create comes from the subconscience, but it is also true that if you take something out, you first have to input. I did this by voracious reading in my younger years. Sometimes I remember what triggered my thoughts. In this case, I think long ago I was fascinated with Dado's Vegetable Police, among other biomorphic works.

graphite drawing on paper - A4 21 x 29.5 cm - 2018


I am going out on a limb here, but leave it up to people to interpret what basically was derived by subconscious doodling until the forms started to emerge and I began to fill in details.
I tried to come up with a title that suggested itself, and after thinking about anamorphic, parthenogenesis and hyper-dimensional images I stuck with my first instinct: a impossible proposition.
And then I came across this:

“The human mind is a magical labyrinth. It is a mystical universe within you, where everything eventually materializes. So be careful of what you put in it. For it is only your thoughts that can decide the possible from the impossible.” ― Ashwini Shenoy
graphite on paper - A4 -  2018


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Otto Rapp
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Vienna, Austria
Favourite genre of music: anything that rocks, but also classical
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Fantastic Realism
Personal Quote: Signa Te Signa Temere Me Tangis Et Angis

A little Update - I am still alive!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2014, 8:18 AM

I should confirm from time to time that I am still alive - but it is much easier to post blogs from my website, so if you don't mind, check them out HERE

Also, check out this website I created for our community of Visionary, Surreal and Fantastic Realist Artists - VISIONARY ART EXHIBITION - it has several great blogs and features under one roof! The image below is one of the headers of the site (it links to our Home Page), it is the detail of a painting by one of our network members, Wolfgang Harms - Blogs are: ARCHAIC VISIONS - DREAMS & DIVINITIES - VISIONARY COMMUNITY BLOG - FEATURED ARTWORK


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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks for the favs :D
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Happy Birthday!happy DA B-day :3 
Jompie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Cedric-Taillefer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hey! I Just discovered your page. You have great liquid/kaleidoscopic/surrealistic works here! By the way, thanks very much for the add!
scribbleartie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I came here and love your decalcomania - its amazing! It inspired me to upload a few of my own. Anyway, following along now :D
beyzayildirim77 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch..!!!
BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Vielen Dank Otto! :sun:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly - I have not been here for a while, so only seen this msg now - so: Happy New Year to you! 
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy new year.
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