Steve Otis now represented by DARK ART MOVEMENT based in UK

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.

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There is no abstract art…

“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

Otis artwork defaced during exhibition

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.

Steve Otis participera pour une 2e année aux journées de la Culture de Neuville

L’année dernière, Steve participa au concours en arts visuels et métiers d’art organisé dans le cadre des journées de la culture soulignant le 350e anniversaire de Neuville. D’ailleurs, son oeuvre “Nos Premières Grand-Mères” inspirée de la thématique des Filles du Roy remporta le prix du public.

Cette année, c’est avec plaisir que Steve participera de nouveau aux journées de la culture de Neuville pour y exposer quelques unes de ses toiles sous le thème de la solitude.

Le collectif d’artistes neuvillois et portneuvois alliant art et poésie intitulé : “Expression visuelle et poétique, de l’image aux mots !” sera présenté les samedi et dimanche 28 et 29 septembre de 10h à 16h au Presbytère de Neuville.