“There can be no centre in infinity.”
― Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe


Johnny Otto is a self-taught Contemporary Artist and Magazine Publisher based in Los Angeles. He was born in Bay Village, Ohio in 1966,
the grandson of Czech and German immigrants. Often compared to Basquiat, Haring and Picasso, Otto’s work is actually
influenced by a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, which he visited as a child and where he was exposed to their vast
collection of African Art. Otto's work spans more than 35 years and includes shows with David Hockney
(Divine Design Fundraiser Auction), 01 Gallery, Headquarters, Jeff Hamilton's Street Art Fair, Radiant Space,
Ministry Gallery, Art Squat, Project Angel Food Auction, Novian/Miller Space and others. He has been featured in numerous
publications including Art Reveal Magazine, Artillery, LAWeekly, VoyageLA, and Left Bank Magazine.


Acclaimed Los Angeles-based Artist and Filmmaker Johnny Otto invites you to emerge your senses in the Future of Abstract Art in his new series,
The Future is Abstract. He questions what methods Artists like Pollock, De Kooning, Mitchell and Degas would use if they were making art in out
technologically advanced world. Would they put down their brushes and step away from their canvases to make immersive digital experiences?

Always experimenting and looking for new ways to express himself, Otto has created an ever expanding series of digital landscapes,
which embrace movement, dance and freedom of the human spirit. These digital-scapes are meant to be seen on large walls,
billboards and in VR type of experiences.

These NFTs are organic, moving structures set to original musical compositions by the Artist.
Inspired by "On the Nature of Things" by Titus Lucretius, Degas' paintings of Dancers, and the spiritual paintings by Hilma Klint.
These new abstract works explore the nature of time and the whether or not it is fluid and if so,
what is our place in the Universe that is forever in flux?

All Music & Images are copyright 2022 Johnny Otto/Ottophobia