Otero’s images of water and disaster mirror the wreckage of Hurricane Maria as well as the devastation of COVID-19.
In The Fortune of Having Been There, Otero’s paintings seduce us with the whole as well as their individual parts.
Amid the pandemic, Otero has been looking inward, pursuing a series of highly personal works about Puerto Rico. Hyperallergic sat down with him to discuss this new body of work, now on view in Life During Wartime.
SAVANNAH, Georgia — The primary goal of any creative practitioner is to make good work — visual artists must make great art. But producing work is only the most visible part of an entire career, encompassing everything from getting your name out there to that eternal bugbear, making a living from art. An artist panel on “professional practice” at Savannah College of Art and Design’s 2013 deFINE Art conference tackled this topic with useful advice.