Contemporary artist & Industrial Designer
Dynamic, vibrant and full of energy, are the words that mostly describe Natalie Otalora’s artworks. Layering, collaging and the use of bright colors and neons are key to most of her compositions.
Natalie Otálora loves to explore with complex compositions, combining different materials, images, color palettes and techniques. posters and all kinds of other interesting subjects to create a new image.
She has a big fascination for layering and collages; combining images of any kind to create new worlds and tell new stories is something that transports her
to another dimension. She uses magazines, newspapers, posters or any type of printed or digital material combined with her owned designed stencils and lots of typography to create her mesmerizing compositions.
“I love to tell many stories at once, I focuss on capturing the fast-changing world we are living in”
For her Mixed Media Digital collages, Natalie Otalora travels the world photographing different places and cultures before turning her photos into modern-day Impressionistic artworks, then she mixes her photos with magazine cut-outs and typographical fonts, transforming beautiful cities into great collages that tell hundreds of stories at once.
While Natalie Otalora’s artworks are mostly light-hearted in nature, Most of them are drawing attention to social issues and the fast changing society of today, touching upon subjects as consumerism and the overabundant need for things, Social media influence on humanity, the results of new media in our day to day life and the big environmental change we are currently facing.
“My heart beats with fashion magazines, street art, architecture, high end fashion, female beauty, modern design and crazy amount of colour specially brights and neons.
This all are the key drivers of my compositions and my main sources of my inspiration”
Natalie Otálora graduated as Industrial Designer. Soon after, she started working for a prestigious sportswear brand focusing mainly on footwear. She was in charge of the design, color and material direction of their seasonal collection. Supporting key fashion trends, creating color / material stories and translating this to the products was for Natalie her Bread and butter.
After 7 years of experience as Designer Natalie felt it was time to broaden her horizon and follow her great passion: ART.
Natalie Otalora made her debout in 2019 Exhibiting at the Amsterdam International art fair in one of the most beautiful places in the heart of Amsterdam, – The Beurs Van Berlage, where more than 150 exhibitors from all over the world came together to show their work. Natalie Otalora’s work received great comments and real interest from art curators, galleries and the public in general. Besides this, Natalie Otalora was mentioned by the organisation for her outstanding work.
She also exhibited In the Annual dutch art fair 2019 which Took place on October 11,12 and 13 In the world fashion center in beautiful Amsterdam.
Natalie Otalora is now one of the Young emerging artists in the contemporary art scene and her works are being collected world wide in places like Spain, The Netherlands, Colombia, Switzerland and Japan.
Shows & Exhibitions
Natalie Otalora’s latest Shows
Annual Dutch Art fair 2019
The ADAF 2019 Took place on October 11,12 and 13 In the world fashion center in beautiful Amsterdam, where Natalie Otalora exposed her work to thousands of visitors Together with over 150 professional artist from around 10 different countries.
Amsterdam International Art fair 2019
August 30 and 31 2019, Natalie Otalora Exhibited at the Amsterdam International art fair in one of the most beautiful places in the heart of Amsterdam, – The Beurs Van Berlage, where more than 150 exhibitors from all over the world came together to show their work. Natalie Otalora’s work recieved great comments and real interest from art curators, galleries and the public in general. Besides this, Natalie Otalora was mentioned by the organization for her outstanding work.