Agamemnon Otero
 Mountains & Pylons of Naeba  2009  Acrylic on Canvas  41 x 31.5 cm
Agamemnon first fell in love with Japan in 2006, whilst visiting on his belated honeymoon. He was left romanced by the Japanese idealistic attention to detail and minimalist aesthetics. In the summer of 2009 he was fortunate to return with the art crew for the Fuji Rock Festival - Japan's Glastonbury - held in the mountains of Naeba. On this occasion, he took in what clutters Japan and embraced it artistically. He immersed himself in the cool mountain streams and hot springs, imbibing on the unfiltered wonder that is all things Japanese. At the festival, he painted the cloudy mountains, including their distinctive orange and white stripy pylons. He returned to Kyoto and painted the temples, incorporating the telegraph poles and the multitude of electrical wires that inevitably form part of any urban Japanese sky view. The resulting serenity surrounded by electrical bondage, is a summary of modern day Japan. This solo exhibition shows artworks produced from his first and second visit. www.AgamemnonOtero.com
A Stones Throw   Acrylic on Canvas Board  50.5 x 40.5 cm 
Peek-a-boo-Portaloo   Acrylic on Canvas Board  41 x 32 cm  
Green Stage & Dragondola  Acrylic on Board  41 x 42.5 cm 
 Down the Valley  Acrylic on Canvas Board  31.5 x 40.5 cm
Go-Byo : Wood  Acrylic on Canvas Board  41 x 31.5 cm
 Kannon : Water  Acrylic on Canvas Board  41 x 31.5 cm
 The Monks Favourite View  Acrylic on Board  45 x 60 cm
As was and as is  Acrylic on Canvas Board  31 x 41 cm
 Dusk Pagoda  Acrylic on Board  30 x 45 cm
Okinawa Blue – Just like she told me  Acrylic on Canvas Board  38 x 76 cm
Masa’s Mountains  Acrylic on Canvas Board  32 x 41 cm
Japanese Drawings  Oil Pastel on Rice Paper & Silver Leaf  35 x 33 cm  
"Otero’s  paintings  carefully  balance  an  emotional  element  with  simplified compositions  having 
enhanced   graphic  qualities. This  simplification  of  form and colour serves to   render his  specific 
subjects in a more universal light. His paintings are less mechanical recordings of these subjects and more iconic representations of a larger whole. The overall effect of Otero’s paintings is to share with the viewer the intensity of his life experience within a joyful and engaged pictorial space." Robert Colburn - assistant curator - Farnsworth Museum, Maine USA
"His Franz Marc like works are deeply sensual. The confectionary colours disguise a metaphysical enchantment.”Tracey O’Shaughnessy - art critic - The Republican-American, Connecticut USA
"Otero explores the interaction of colour and form. His studies seem ethereal. They pulsate and shift from abstract to representational. The subject is familiar but his portrayal is personal and insightful." Tony Carretta - curator - New Arts Gallery, Connecticut USA