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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

 

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

 

GENERAL PECKERWOOD IN PURGATORY by OTTO RAPP

 

Ouroboros Perpetual Motion Machine by OTTO RAPP

 

TRIPPING THROUGH BOGOMILS MIND by OTTO RAPP

 

Bogomils Mousetrap by OTTO RAPP

 

Christan Portrait by OTTO RAPP

 

Ball and Strings by OTTO RAPP

 

CHERUB 7 by OTTO RAPP

 

CHERUB 5 by OTTO RAPP

 

White Meat and Bones Tiara by OTTO RAPP

 

Umbilical Connection to a Dream by OTTO RAPP

 

PERPETUAL MOTION LANDSCAPE by OTTO RAPP

 

OFFSPRING OF TIAMAT - THE FOMORII UNION by OTTO RAPP

 

The Beast of Babylon by OTTO RAPP

 

INSIDE OUT by OTTO RAPP

 

BOGOMIL LANDSCAPE by OTTO RAPP

 

Bear Bull Shaman by OTTO RAPP

 

Antipods Screamer by OTTO RAPP

 

CONSUMPTION OF TIME by OTTO RAPP

 

Christan Cameo by OTTO RAPP

 

My Mermaid Christan by OTTO RAPP

 

EVOLUTION by OTTO RAPP

 

Bogomil Rising by OTTO RAPP

 

BOGOMILS COURT by OTTO RAPP

 

MONUMENT TO THE UNBORN WAR HERO by OTTO RAPP

 

DETERIORATION OF MIND OVER MATTER by OTTO RAPP

 

HERMAPHRODITE by OTTO RAPP

 

ADAM IN PAIN by OTTO RAPP

 

The Beast Of Babylon II by OTTO RAPP

 

LIBERTY FOR ALL by OTTO RAPP

 

Bogomils Landing by OTTO RAPP

 

Guardian Cherub by OTTO RAPP

 

CTULHU SEEDPODS by OTTO RAPP

 

Pablos Last Concert by OTTO RAPP

 

Selfportrait With The Critical Eye by OTTO RAPP

 

EYE OF THE DARK STAR by OTTO RAPP

 

Nocturnal Emissions Control Center by OTTO RAPP

 

The Dauphin And Captain Nemo Discovering Bogomils Island by OTTO RAPP

 

Parthenogenesis II by OTTO RAPP