In this painting, Angel Otero (b. 1981) invited the viewer into a vibrant, textured space of material memory, where collaged paint skins and gestural layers of oil paint engage in an intertextual give and take. Otero recently set up a new studio in a remote area upstate from New York City, where old growth trees and the waters of the Hudson River await just steps from his studio door. Within the abstract fields of Willow of Mine (2020), the colors and forms of the natural world seem to grapple playfully with unmistakable echoes of a human hand, suggesting anything from calligraphic markings on an ancient and overgrown rock wall to the rusted, wheat pasted, and graffitied walls of an alley on the Lower East Side.

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