McKay Otto

"No. 2125P" Contemporary Orange & Green Semi-Transparent Mixed Media Painting 2002



Mixed Media


Orange and green toned mixed media painting by Texan artist McKay Otto. Done on nylon fabric, Otto is able to create an almost three-dimensional effect by layering shear circles. Signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Currently unframed, but framing options are available upon request.

Artist Biography

McKay Otto’s work represents a dynamic way of contemplating art, where he takes the viewer into new dimensions, breaking a traditional way of seeing. His paintings have a hidden meaning: when they are seen in the dark, Otto’s paintings reveal another work of art that is only unveiled and visible when not in the light. This uncommon and rare experience that enlightens the viewer truly gives meaning to what he is attempting to convey. He not only surprises us with his ability to play with light and darkness, but his research for new materials that characterize his canvases amaze and delight as well. It is in this way that McKay Otto was able to break the traditional two-dimensional plane into the three- dimensional. The experience of contemplating McKay’s work, changes, evolves, and is different for everyone who perceives it. As McKay once said, “There’s always light in the dark, you just have to look beyond”. McKay Otto has created a new visual language with indirect reflections of light, color, and geometrical forms, achieving true abstraction. Going further than any other artist, his unique canvases transcend the three-dimensional realm into a universal experience.


H 72 in. x W 48 in. x D 2 in.