The Netherlands, 1969
For the painter Otting, the landscape is an enormous source of inspiration. The landscape reflects our state of mind, is pleasant, can heal or gives rise to contemplation. Otting’s work is all about nature and what it does for us humans. This interaction is essential. An almost physical foreboding threat is present in many of its land and seascapes. Sometimes in dark and stormy skies, sometimes in overwhelming lightness.
The superior power of nature compared to man, which will always lose, is palpable. Otting’s work increasingly focuses on building the wholeness of nature. From low vantage points and using terroir and earth from where he finds the inspiration, Otting shows us the beauty and richness of form and color in nature.