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Otto Baum

Location
Chassé Theater
Material
Wall paint
Year
2023

Each year, a different artist paints this wall in the foyer of the small auditorium, using the theater as inspiration for the design. The first painting was done in 2022 by Erosie. His work did not completely disappear under a new layer of paint, but was given a reprise in the dressing rooms of the center hall.

For this mural, Otto Baum created a special tool that allowed him to paint the large surface independently. Perfection is not his goal. Structure and brushwork are clearly visible and together form a dynamic and monumental pattern.

Photo by Joost van Asch

Photo by Joost van Asch

About the artist

Otto Baum

Origin
Germany
Profession
Artist
Website
Otto Baum

The work of Otto Baum (East Berlin, 1979) can be described as planned inventiveness. For him, a work of art is not only the result, his working process is just as important. Thanks to self-made “Otto-tools”, his characteristic working method emerges. With videos he makes his working method visible to the public.