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Jerry Ott




Self Portrait With Wolves At The Door

Jerry Ott

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(American 1947-) Jerry Duane Ott is an artist that is most known for his photorealism work and creative use of painting surfaces. Painting anything on anything and vice versa. His latest technical development are paintings wrapped across two and three dimensional surfaces. They range from drawings a few inches wide to sculptural assemblages more than five feet tall and eight feet long. His paintings are more about the nature of art and the experience of seeing than about the subjects they depict.

Jerry Ott is a true master airbrush artist and a leading painter in the 'Photo Realist' school of painting that emerged in the 60's. In the early 70’s Jerry Ott received a great deal of attention in his career as one of two such artists – Hilo Chen being the other - dealing exclusively with the nude figure. If there ever were a subject ideally suited for rendering by an airbrush, it would be the human figure and the airbrush is the tool used to develop that "feel" of the human body--skin that you think you can touch.

Ott's work has found international acclaim. His realistic paintings appear in the art capitals of Europe, Japan and as far a field as New Zealand. Among the prestigious Institutions that have acquired his works are New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.

In his recent paintings, the effects of light and shade, optical illusions, nubile woman and delicate flesh continue to fascinate Ott. In "Pipe Dreams," he juxtaposes a pretty but unanimated girl with three banal lamps which refer to the mass-produced ceramic jars, vases and lamps sold as art. In Ott's painting, however, the reflections in the porcelain lamp bases and shadows that play across the skin are least as important as the woman herself.


Small Brown Perspective (left side view)

Small Brown Perspective ( Front view )

Large Brown Perspective (right side view)


Turning a Blind Eye

Blood on my Hands

Technicolor Lascaux #2

Two Sisters

Grand Mantel (Dancing Under Dark Clouds) angle detail

Grand Mantel (Dancing Under Dark Clouds) detail

Split Decisions

The Conservatory Project

The Conservatory Project


The Window


Technical Difficulties

Distorted View


With Non-cursing Very Moral Woman

Calypso Gaze

Nympheas Diptych #6

Nympheas #6


Nympheas Diptych #2

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