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AS THE SPIRITS MOVE ME

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AS THE SPIRITS MOVE ME

Ah, last night, good friends, and indulgences in the spirits at Saint Rossi's place ……. …….where I marveled at the efficiency of the attractive waitress in serving and at the same time generously spreading winning smiles into the crowd, like releasing doves of peace among the rambunctious revelers. The atmosphere was filled with the collective wisdom of the patrons, and became ever so more poignant and insightful in tact with the emptying glasses that begged for refills. I could swear the entity that hounds my liqueur cabinet at home, leaving only empty bottles while I am supposedly fast asleep, had somehow followed me here and did the same to my glass. But never mind, let's have another one! Well into the night, and copious libations later, I decided to make my way home. As usually the case, the metro left just as I got to the station, and I had to wait for the next one, 15 minutes later. Just as I loudly lamented the fact that after 15 minutes the overhead display still showed 6
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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

Favourite Visual Artist
Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, Max Ernst, H.R. Giger, Zdzisław Beksiński, Salvador Dali, Arik Brauer, Fritz Hundertwasser
Favourite TV Shows
Lost, Prison Break, All in the Family
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pink Floyd, Iron Butterfly, Queen, Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, Harlan Ellison
Favourite Writers
Tom Wolfe, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein
Tools of the Trade
camera, photoshop, pencils, charcoal, brushes and paint
Other Interests
art, photography

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About my work

About my work

A selection of artwork from Austrian Artist Otto Rapp - Paintings, Drawings, some Mixed Media and Intaglio. The works are in no particular order, created over a time-frame of 40+ years. Otto Rapp draws his influence from the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. He speaks of his art: ABOUT MY WORKS "These are universal archetypes that are found deep inside a collective subconscious. While seemingly alien and strange, they are also strangely familiar. I take the viewer into an area that they had entered before only in another existence, or in dreams. It is a 'method in this madness' but everything is created by exclusion of conscious leadership. The work is growing seemingly by itself, like ice flowers on a windowpane." Website: ART OF THE MYSTIC Ambient music by Simon Farrow a selected cut from the album Voices From The Abyss - Ironclad (2008) creative commons, non-commercial use.

TRIPPING THROUGH HYPERSPACE - IT ONLY JUST BEGAN

TRIPPING THROUGH HYPERSPACE - IT ONLY JUST BEGAN

“Keep your hands and feet inside the cart” he said, while checking my seat belt. He smiled at me with the kind of contorted smile only a shapeshifter that isn’t quite familiar with his human form is capable of. The corners of his mouth extending to his ears and the bottom lip hanging down to his chest, the lower exposed jaw unhinged itself and dropped to the ground. He either didn’t notice, or else he didn’t mind. “I am keeping an eye on you” he gargled now, unaware perhaps that this is just a figure of speech among humans, he literally plucked out his left eye and placed it carefully on the dash. “Here we go” ‐ he gave the cart a little push from behind, the wheels ran over the jaw with a noticeable crunch. The doors to hyperspace got bumped open and I found myself ascending a steep incline in a fluorescent tube filled with noisy rainbow colored lights. Wavelengths beyond human capacity to comprehend were tugging on my nerves like barbed hooks. There seemingly was no end,

EXHIBITION TRAUMTAFEL - DREAM BOARD

EXHIBITION TRAUMTAFEL - DREAM BOARD

I am looking forward to this 3-person exhibition, together with some good personal artist friends of mine. Organized by Yvette Endrijautzki in her brand-new gallery Nautilus in Wuppertal, Germany. Select text from Yvette's original article: In conjunction with Wuppertals socio-cultural event "Langer Tisch" (meaning "Long Table"), the Nautilus Studio will lay an exceptional table: the "Traum Tafel" which literally translates to "Dream Table", an expression with double meaning: an abundantly set table or a vision board, a tool to reinforce and manifest daily affirmations. Parisian painter and furniture designer Liba Waring Stambollion, together with Viennese painter and graphic artist Otto Rapp and US artist Jeff Mihalyo (Seattle), will exhibit a series of their works at the Nautilus Studio. Partly visionary and haunting, partly surreal and dreamy, the fabulous work of the three artists fuse into one wholeness, one dream work. drawing by Otto Rapp "Ego Bird Fish Nesting Ground" To

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BernardumaineProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs :D
EnsomniacProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the faves :wave:
HpinedaProfessional Traditional Artist

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ProtanaArchives94Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday and thank you Otto! Your art piece, Deterioration over Mind and Matter, was featured in List25's most disturbing art pieces that challenge people's sanity.
ArtOfTheMysticProfessional Traditional Artist

thanks - I know, quite something to be listed with all these famous artists! :+fav:

ProtanaArchives94Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right. It's also clear that the Conqueror Worm is from Edgar Allen Poe too.
EnsomniacProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you Otto :wave: