johnny otto (@ottophobia)
Johnny Otto is self-taught contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. He was born in Bay Village, Ohio in 1966, the grandson of Czech and German immigrants. Otto is also an award-winning Filmmaker, Social Activist & the Founder of Ottophobia. His work is greatly influenced by the Neo-Expressionistic (The Wild Ones) artists of the 70's and 80's and by the Masks created by the Fang People. His work has been compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Picasso, Keith Haring, and many other influential artists of the last century.
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