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Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria








Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien - Austria

Otto Rapp - Fine Artist

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About Otto Rapp



Born in 1944 in Felixdorf, Lower Austria, I lived and was educated in Vienna, where later I worked as a clerk in the Transport and Insurance Business. After completing service in the Austrian Air Force, I traveled throughout Europe, eventually settling in Stockholm, Sweden.

As a Painter I was initially self taught, studying in the various Galleries and Museums. In Vienna, I was often hanging out at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, where I admired the work of the Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus represented there by the Professors Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner and Arik Brauer.

In Stockholm, I found out that I was washing dishes in the very same Restaurant where years earlier another Viennese Artist, Fritz Hundertwasser had worked the same job. Encouraged by an art dealer in Gamla Stan, I began to paint more seriously. Busking on the streets of Gamla Stan with a Dutch artist, my very first painting was sold to a passer-by by my artist friend while I stood in the employment office line - this paid for a lavish meal for both of us that day.

Traveling around in 1968, I wound up in Western Canada where eventually I settled in Lethbridge, Alberta, the place I still call home today. It was in Canada where the majority of my mature work was produced (under the sponsorship of a small Lethbridge Gallery).

Working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, I quit in 1977 to attend the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the University of Lethbridge, graduating (with great distinction) in 1982.

In Canada, I participated in many exhibitions, and held several Solo Shows, culminating in the pivotal 1994 showing at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta, which earned me the moniker The Mystic.

Throughout my years in Canada, I had been the subject of many reviews and newspaper articles as well as local television shows in Calgary and Lethbridge while being active as an artist, art instructor, curator, studio technician, art critic and juror.

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I am also the founder of the VISIONARY ART NETWORK, a private network of some of the best Visionary Artists globally. The public arm of our network is the VISIONARY ART GALLERY - visit and enjoy perusing hundreds of the greatest Artists around; some of them are also on FAA, and their stores are linked to our VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM:


Since 2011 I split my time between Canada and Austria, maintaining a studio in Vienna at the Palais Palffy, Josefsplatz 6, where also Ernst Fuchs has his downtown studio, and the Phantasten Museum Wien is located. Starting in the Fall of 2013, this will also be the location for the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.

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The Beast Of Babylon by Otto Rapp


Liquid Decalcomania Mirror by Otto Rapp


The Zwerg Nase Twins dreaming of World Domination by Otto Rapp


HORROR VACUI 2 digital by Otto Rapp


Decalcomaniac Play I by Otto Rapp


The Wizard Of Earth-sea by Otto Rapp


Portal To Bogomils Universe Iv by Otto Rapp


Untitled P 1010381 by Otto Rapp


KRIX KRAX - digital manipulation 2 by Otto Rapp


KRIX KRAX - digital manipulation by Otto Rapp


Cateyes by Otto Rapp


Decalcomaniac Wallpaper by Otto Rapp


Ymir At Rest by Otto Rapp


Post-apocalypse - Day Two by Otto Rapp


Wizard Of Bogomil's Island - The Fomorii Conjurer by Otto Rapp


Alpha And Omega - The Reconstruction Of Bogomils Universe by Otto Rapp


Outskirts Of Necropolis by Otto Rapp


GHOST IN THE MACHINE - detail mirrored by Otto Rapp


Spiral Rapture 2 by Otto Rapp


Ghost In The Machine by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Variation 12 by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Variation 13 by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Variation 11 by Otto Rapp


Vindobona Altarpiece Iii - Snakes And Ladders by Otto Rapp


Decalcomaniac Colorfield Abstraction Without Number by Otto Rapp


Ernsthaftes Spiel Im Innerem Erdteil by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Sunrise 2 by Otto Rapp


Ego-bird-fish Nesting Ground by Otto Rapp


The Eye of the Fomorii - Regrouping for the Battle by Otto Rapp


Das Monster hat sich im ungebuegelten Hintergrund versteckt by Otto Rapp


Eye Of The Dark Star - Journey Through The Wormhole by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Interior Ii by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Variation 14 - Otto Rapp and Michael Wolik by Otto Rapp


Bogomils Duckhunting Mask by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Variation 15 by Otto Rapp


Fomorii General by Otto Rapp


Bogomils Vegetable Garden by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Universe by Otto Rapp


Magic Poultry by Otto Rapp


Bogomil Objects by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Incubator Remix by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Throne by Otto Rapp


Fomorii King And Queen by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Incubator by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Aliens by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Pod by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Interior by Otto Rapp


Fomorii Swamp by Otto Rapp

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