Abstract Artist: Leo Otzen
I paint with my heart, mind and soul. Im not aiming to please anyone, but hoping i will touch people, and spark a feeling in them. Good or bad, sad or happy – Im not the judge of that. My techniques comes from my imagination and mind, not from a book.
Leo Otzen was born in the summer of 1983, by Danish parents. The urge for painting has not been present during his entire life, but emerged in his early 20’s. The need for being creative became more and more prominent, and oil painting presented itself as the only option. What has been present at all times is a mind that doesn’t progress in a straight line. A mind where regularity, predictability, and eternal status quo are the definition of idle dullness, whereas chaos, unpredictability and strong feelings appear as inspiring, comfortable, and necessary fuel for the creativity and wellbeing. The output from the above described mind is often powerful in its expression, and with no obvious agenda. Very few of the paintings are the result of prior preparation, mostly a vague idea of colours that will do well. The painting takes shape in the making, and is an image of the soul, heart and feelings present at that exact time. Every painting is signed by the artist, bears no name itself, and will be delivered without a frame. The reason for this is simply not to disturb the imagination of the beholder. All paintings represent truth, reality and uniqueness, and the beholder is open to interpret the painting in any direction wished.