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Hanno Otten, ’13 Colors’

May 29 - July 19

Janet Borden, Inc.
91 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
(212) 431-0166

Janet Borden, Inc. is pleased to announce 13 Colors, a new installation of work by Hanno Otten. Based on his Farbenlehre, Colorblocks, and Lichtbilderseries, this extraordinary installation is a new development of Otten’s work.  Pure vivid color is Otten’s language.  

In these photographs, Otten literally dissects color photography and uses individual elements to create unique images. 156 pages of lush bands of color hang from the wall in this installation, surrounding the room in a wild physical cacophony.  

Otten’s new work continues to explore the abstract, with new approaches and refinements.  He once again manipulates color and light to create a modern palette of vivid hues.  As in his earlier work, Otten insists on the primacy of color, forgoing any literal or narrative interpretation.

Hanno Otten was born in 1954, and lives in Berlin. His work has been exhibited worldwide, in such locations as Leipzig, Cologne, Los Angeles, and New York. He is also known for sculpture and installation pieces, which are also available through the gallery.