530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Jim Otis
Portal of Enigma
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Erratic View Of Half-Dome, Yosemite   Erratic View Of Half-Dome, Yosemite
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 30"
    Jim Otis

  • Winter Storm On the San Luis   Winter Storm On the San Luis
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 24"
    Jim Otis

  • A Place Where the Ancients Gathered   A Place Where the Ancients Gathered
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 36"
    Jim Otis


Jim Otis

JIM OTIS

Portal of Enigma
May 16 - June 5, 2014
Reception: Thursday May 22, 2014 6-8 PM

The surrealistic works of American artist Jim Otis celebrate the creative process, both experimenting with and exploring familiar concepts and images in new and different ways. Places he has been, people he has known, experiences he has undergone are all translated through art and infused with new layers of meaning. Otis’s compositions are edgy and unexpected, and he uses color effectively to draw the viewer’s eye into his world. Here, they are invited to become immersed in the sensual elements of the painting, which help the viewer to feel what the artist has seen and captured. Above all, Otis hopes that his paintings evoke a new perception and perspective in the viewer, to aid them in looking beyond the familiar to see “what is always there.” As Otis explains:  “My work is not merely to decorate a wall; rather to absorb the viewer in visual phenomena, and [the ability to] view with a gaze of vernal openness, to look with new eyes.”

Jim Otis currently lives and works in Aptos, California, on Monterey Bay.




Artists in this exhibition

One Earth GoldBlue EarthThe Garden Series - Red Coral MarlberryA New PerspectiveMajestyThe Italian GirlSpring StormClouds Over ParadiseErratic View Of Half-Dome, YosemiteTransition