LA artist Nathan Ota’s work is both highly refined and hyper-realistic, with imaginary, hybrid creatures blending into vignettes that are equal parts fantasy and landscape painting.
The artist’s unique strain of pop surrealism comes from an early anti-canonical embrace of “lowbrow” artists such as Raymond Pettibon and Juxtapoz co-founder Robert Williams. With an art-school background in illustration, Ota uses a highly precise technique to animate intricate visions of alienation, isolation, and nature.
Click through below for a gallery of images by Nathan Ota.
Nathan Ota, Watching Over Me, © 2010 Nathan Ota, All Rights Reserved