In this 4 hour Workshop, Guest Lecturer Otto Rapp reveals a lifetime of studio secrets, using pattern transfer, scumbling, frottage, impressing, erasing, doodling and decalcomania to evoke inner images and inspire new ways of drawing.
The mystic Otto Rapp, also known as Bogomil, has created a large catalogue of drawings that document the inner workings of the mind. “While Surrealism provided the initial spark,” he says, “I do not suppress the influence of the rational and selective focus.” Through the complementary forces of inspiration and reason, Rapp’s drawings depict a many-layered labyrinth of symbols, word-plays and associations.
The workshop concludes with a tour of the artist’s studio in the Palais Palffy.
Austrian born Artist Otto Rapp is a Surreal Painter inspired by the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and also influenced by the Old Masters of the Renaissance such as Bosch and Brueghel as well as Archimboldi and Duerer. Otto Rapp is a BFA Graduate with great distinction from the University of Lethbridge (1982). His work is found in collections world-wide.
here is a rare glimpse of an early drawing of mine used for a poster of the Pinter play "The Birthday Party" at the University of Lethbridge Theater in the early eighties. The original is in the Alberta Provincial Art Collection - Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
The Lost Thing is a 2000 picture book, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. Set in the near future, in dystopian Melbourne, Australia, The Lost Thing is a story about Shaun who enjoys collecting bottle tops for his bottle top collection. One day, while collecting bottle tops near a beach, he discovers a strange creature, that seems to be a combination of an industrial boiler, a crab, and an octopus. This creature is referred to as "The Lost Thing" by the narrator.
This book was adapted into a 15-minute animated short film in 2010, directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and narrated by Tim Minchin. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Short. It was nominated for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.