Monday, June 14, 2010


I am observing, but I could not get enough of these paintings by Nathan Ota. I am intrigue by the visuals, the focused subject matter, and the appealing usage of color hues. Notice the repeat usage of wood, red and white strips, and panties... yes, panties. I would love to ask Nathan for his response to his method and concept, but at the same time, I like being intrigued by the ominous and mysterious nature of his work. Nathan Ota quoted, "My inspiration mostly comes from my real life experiences from teaching to my personal life. I work mostly on wood panels and work from dark to light, background to foreground. I usually stick to that format."

Nathan Ota received a BFA with Distinction Honors in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. He has been freelancing as well as teaching at Santa Monica College and Otis College of Art and Design.

Nathan Ota will be exhibiting "An Unforeseen Homecoming" at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, September 3-26, 2010. Opening reception on Friday, September 3rd, 8-11pm.