Artist OTGO unveils his solo exhibition ‘Infinite’ in Hungary

Art & Culture
2020-09-16 16:39:00

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian artist Otgonbayar Ershuu, known with his artist name OTGO is displaying his solo exhibition ‘Infinite’ at Jozsefvaros gallery in Budapest, Hungary.

In his speech at the opening of the exhibition on September 4, 2020, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Hungary Z.Batbayar expressed his pleasure that the exhibition has successfully kicked off despite the delay of the activities planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “I would like to note that your exhibition becomes an important event with its promotion of the beautiful country of Mongolia and its traditions and culture in this difficult time” the Ambassador said.

Remarking that the painter creates his artworks using traditional painting techniques, the exhibition initiator and organizer, literary historian, translator D.Ganbold said “OTGO skillfully shows who he is and what he belongs through his very own art style. Also, he is not someone who follows mainstream trends, but an artist who has created special and unique Mongolian paintings and fully represents the uniqueness of the nation”

The exhibition will continue until September 28.

Artist OTGO was born in 1981 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His talent was discovered and by the age of 15 years he had his own solo exhibitions. He studied traditional Mongolian painting in Ulaanbaatar (1996 – 1998). After studying, he became a painter and restorer on several research trips to historical sites in Mongolia. In the Buddhist monasteries, he studied various techniques and the iconography of miniature painting as well as their spiritual background (1998 – 2004). Beside his free artistic creations, his work includes about six hundred "research miniaturen“.

From 2007 – 2010 he studied at the Institute of Art in Context of the University of the Arts Berlin, which he completed with the Master of Arts. After studying, OTGO opened the first Mongolia Cultural Center in Berlin (2010 – 2013) and founded Gallery ZURAG Berlin (2010 – 2014) which is the first gallery founded and operated by a Mongolian residing in overseas. In 2015 OTGO was awarded the "GRAND PRIX“ of the International Biennial of Painting, Chisinau, Moldova. Since 2018, he has been working on a voluntary basis as "Chief Curator and External Affairs of Mongolian National Art Gallery" parallel to his artistic work. In 2019, he participated in the "Curating" project of the Berlin Universitдt der Kьnste and received the university certificate.

OTGO exhibited his artworks in Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, India, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Georgia, Germany and Mongolia. His works are in various museums, institutions and private collections, among others: – Mongolian National Art Gallery, Museum Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – National Art Museum, Moldova – Mongolia Museum of Art in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – HSBC (Honkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation) – Seeheim Castle, Constance, Germany – Old Castle Baruth, Germany – Mongolian Embassy in Germany – MRK Gruppe, Dresden – Mьnchen, Germany and a very big artwork (720 x 420 cm) in the lobby of the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.