Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer l’exposition qui sera présentée au Moulin Marcoux du 16 août au 29 septembre 2019 !
Le Moulin étant un lieu où la musique prend une grande importante, l’artiste peintre Steve Otis vous propose l’exposition Diatonik-A !
Ce projet se veut une excursion dans le monde musical de l’artiste, illustrant plusieurs icônes de divers genres musicaux ayant marqué nos dernières décennies.
Otis vous invite à expérimenter l’équilibre entre les mouvements et couleurs offrant au spectateur une rythmique visuelle nuancée tout en dépeignant les envolées mélodiques et l’intensité de ces monstres internationaux de la scène musicale.
Toiles inspirées des plus grands du blues, rock, prog, folk et plus encore, Otis traduit leurs œuvres musicales par des liaisons de pigments lumineux, formes et textures mettant ainsi en lumière la fougue et l’intensité de ces géants qui ont laissé leurs empreintes sur l’histoire de la musique.
Back in 1997-1998, Steve did over 30 illustrations for 3 Lord of The Rings collectible card games (The Lidless Eye, The White Hand and the Balrog) published by Iron Crown Enterprises.
Even after 20 years, from time to time, people from all over the world contact Steve about these and some ask for their cards to be sign by the artist.
Here’s a few who will soon be returned to France.
We are please to announce that Steve Otis is now represented (and official member) of the DARK ART MOVEMENT based in the UK.
Take a look at Steve’s Dark Art Movement’s profil
Info about DARK ART MOVEMENT : Macabre Gallery has gone a step further and has become the official association of the dark art movement. An international nonprofit membership organization created to promote the dark art in all its variants, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work in this artistic genre. Their mission is to consolidate Dark Art as an recognized art movement.
They represent renowned artists having in common their high quality, artistic skills, professionalism and style. They provide high quality to their art collectors, investors and art lovers.
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality”
– Pablo Picasso
Here are some of Steve Otis’s abstract pieces.
See more of his abstractions here
At Steve Otis’s last exhibition in a local venue in Quebec city , one of his pieces was vandalized by a customer as she felt it was “to aggressive” and felt “harassed and haunted ” by the subject of Steve’s painting.
Here is the painting “ALL MY LOVERS, DREAMS AND DESIRES”
The suspect, a young woman in her early twenties defaced Steve’s artwork by repeatedly piercing the stretched canvas with a set of keys more directly on the masculine organ featured in the piece.
Luckily some vigilant staff members were at the scene and quickly subdued the perpetrator and contacted the local police.
Presently charges are pending against this person and we are awaiting a positive identification before we take legal action against her.
Art can sometimes push the boundaries and explore dark places. In those cases we can say that the piece has made it’s point and served it’s purpose, However ,to destroy a piece willingly is beyond comprehension.
We will keep you posted on further developments as the case progresses.