Olphaert den Otter has created World Stress Paintings on a regular basis since 2009. His inspiration for these pieces comes from news photos of disasters and catastrophes. The causes of these can always be traced back to man’s constant and ever-increasing longing for more luxury. What makes Olphaert’s work so special is that he never depicts man himself, only the results of his need for more. The paintings therefore have a somewhat unsettling character but are also experienced as beautiful, which adds a wonderful dimension to his work.
Olphaert den Otter (1955) works with egg tempera and often in large series’.