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Arie Otten, (born 1954), the Netherlands, is a contemporary artist residing and working in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. His works are sublime, lyrical and abstract. Arie’s works involve subversive actions that highlight free flow & undefined boundaries creating a site of lyrically abstract works. Through his works on different media and art installations, Arie constructs facial description with his free style of bold strokes. Throughout his 15-year career, Arie has innovated multiple mediums expanding the horizon of his artworks, working with wooden panel to constructively using scrap

material from construction sites. His artworks are an outcome of unintentional ending, seemingly deriving from the uncertain situations of life leading to more certain consequences. His works are greatly inspired by the great artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Mark Rothko, Karel Appel, Jan Cremer, Theo Wolvekamp and others.

Arie’s works have found their place in numerous public and private collections across the globe including countries such as the Netherlands, France, Italy, the USA and more. His works are permanently exhibited at Veldkamp Thuis, Tandprothetische Praktijk Van de Heg, Van Woudenberg BV and Art Café Sam Sam. Otten has conducted numerous solo shows and group exhibitions in the Netherlands.


Permanent Exhibitions

Veldkamp Thuis, Stationstraat 110, Apeldoorn

Selected Exhibitions

2023 ArteBo Gallery, Bologna , Italy, Group Exhibition. (ArtOnWorld)

2022 Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome, Italy, Group Exhibition

2022 Arte Borgo Gallery, Salerno, Italy, Group Exhibition

2022 Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome, Italy, Group Exhibition

2022 Gallery PS (Kirsten Keagli Art Consulting), Zurich, Switzerland (Swiss)

2021 Gallery Mia Joosten , Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2021 Luxembourg Art Fair, Luxembourg

2020/2019 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Group Exhibition

2020/2019 Zo Mooij Gallery, Amsterdam,The Netherlands, Solo Exhibition

2019 Art Studio 28, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Solo Exhibition

2018 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn,The Netherlands, Group Exhibition

2018 Loolaan Gallery, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

2018 Veldkamp Thuis, Apeldoorn , The Netherlands

2017 Loolaan Gallery, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Solo Exhibition

2016 Galerie PS 20 , Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

2016 Gallery Frans Houben, Ootmarsum, Solo Exhibition

2015-2022, Tandprothetische Praktijk Van de Heg/ Van Woudenberg BV, Zwolsebinnenweg 5 Apeldoorn

2016, Galerie PS 20, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

2016, Galerie Frans Houben, Ootmarsum, the Netherlands

2015, Sandmann Opticiens, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

2014, Gallery Pictura, Gorningen, the Netherlands


Selected Collections

2024, Pablo, in a private collection, Paris, France

2024, Geometric Composition in Yellow and Pink Nr.4/4, in a private collection, New York, USA

2024, Woman with Yellow Bag, in a private collection, New York, USA

2022, Man with Dog, in a private collection, Zurich, CH

2020, Compositions in Red Nr.1, 2, 3, 4, in a private collection, Apeldoorn

2018, African Woman, in a private collection, Vaassen

2018, Two people with animal, in a private collection, Hoogeveen

2018, No Title, in a private collection, Vaassen

2018, Colourful Face, in a private collection, Apeldoorn

2018, Cutting Red Nr. 2, in a private collection, Loosdrecht

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