On 6 September 2015, Club Solo’s fifth solo exhibition will open, focussing on the works of artist Peter Otto (Rotterdam, 1955). The exhibition will show works from 1993 onward, including, among other things, paintings, drawings, sculptures and artist’s books from various art collections.
Otto expresses a strong preference for artists like Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois and Luciano Fabro. These three names provide a clear context for the visual language he employs.
Otto uses his visual work and publications to look for an insistent way to shape the great questions of life. In his efforts, he concentrates on the metaphor of deep suffering and the way visual art can provide meaning. His work shows a sincere quest for knowledge and beauty in which meaning may be torn away from the object. A quest that can refer to life’s great mysteries and that looks at the depth of a visual and verbal narrative.