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.