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Times Square, August 2, 2017

Oto Gillen | New York

Oto Gillen Oto Gillen


250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

This artwork is not open to the public

About the work

The relationship one has with one’s hometown can be complicated and meaningful, raising questions about individual and collective identities. In describing Times Square, August 2, 2017, Gillen highlights this motif by referring to the famous site as “the crossroads of the world.” While one can decipher the large screens and colorful lights that brighten the midtown tourist attraction, the picture more immediately registers as a large, floating soap bubble, in which the city lights are refracted.

Times Square, August 2, 2017, 2019
Dye sublimation on aluminum, artist frame
50 x 74 x 1 1/2 inches (127.00 x 187.96 x 3.81 cm)
Edition 1 of 2 + I AP

About Oto Gillen

Oto Gillen works across photography and sculpture; he often combines the two approaches, creating photographs with a noticeable materiality, or by developing site-specific installations. The objects he makes are often similar to those that he likes to photograph.