About the Artist
Channeling his passion for his homeland in the Philippines, Johnny ES J. Otilano has embraced art as a positive tool to take action in the complex social issues faced in his country and around the world. Often displaying symbolic shape structures such as ‘the eye’ that often becomes the main subject of his works on large scale canvases providing the ability to apply spacial elements in his storytelling.
“It is my belief, as an artist and as a human, that we all exist here for a purpose. As an Artist, you have to explore a lot and experiment, and as time goes by, you uncover your own self and discover where you stand. No matter what other people say: continue what you’re doing, believe in yourself, and be passionate in your art. Your art and what you express and everything that comes out of it is your soul, a God-given talent, a God-given soul. I feel that my paintings express a thousand words and myriad thoughts, “If a pen is mightier than the sword, my brushes are more powerful than a bow and arrows.”- Johnny ES J. Otilano
“Revelation”, Oil Paint & Mixed-media on Canvas, 30″ X 24”