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Otto Rapp

Otto Rapp

Wien, Wien

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THE MYSTIC

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.

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, where I had a studio in Vienna at the Palais Palffy until Summer 2014 and Ernst Fuchs had his downtown studio. The Phantasten Museum Wien is located in that building. Since Fall of 2013, this is also the location for the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.

In January 2015 I moved my studio to the Kunstquartier Wien in Meidling, where 80 artists are sharing a 4 storey building.

Art of the Mystic Otto Rapp
Art Of The Mystic Otto Rapp Website


Visionary Art Gallery

VA BANNER

 

PARTHENOGENESIS by OTTO RAPP

 

THE VISITOR by OTTO RAPP

 

ZULU by OTTO RAPP

 

Eros Thanatos by OTTO RAPP

 

BOGOMILS CEREMONIAL STAGE by Otto Rapp

 

MIRROR Nr. 18 by Otto Rapp

 

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