Daily Dose Pick: Nathan Ota

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.

Visit Nathan Ota’s website, read more about his art, and if you’re in the LA area, catch An Unforeseen Homecoming, his first solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

Click through below for a gallery of images by Nathan Ota.

Nathan Ota, Watching Over Me, © 2010 Nathan Ota, All Rights Reserved