Otto makes heavy use of Studio Artist to create his visual compositions. When asked what he particularly likes about working with Studio Artist, he had this to say.
“Studio Artist is a real gold mine for serious professional compositional explorations in the visual domain. It encourages experimentation and leads to unbelievable serendipity. I really like the ability to work with controlled randomization, a process I first learned in music composition. Paint synthesizer evolution allows one to export hybridized presets, which can then be hybridized further. Paint and image operations can also be mixed together to create more powerful compositional effects.”
Otto has been very active participating in a number of fine art exhibition shows over the last few years. Including a solo show at the Newburyport Firehouse Gallery, and the Beaumont Texas Art League. In 2014 he curated his first exhibition, called ‘Pixel Revolution’, at Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester MA. In this show, he brought together 20 abstract works, half of which were either animation stills or based on animation stills as their source. This show included work by additional Studio Artist users, including Arlene Rabinowitz and Scott Smith.
You can learn more about Otto’s artwork, visual music animations, and creative process at his web site. The two pdf documents mentioned above that detail Otto’s investigations into digital algorithmic composition for generating artwork are available for download here.