January 18 – Happy Birthday, OTGO

Posted on January 18, 2017

If you were a painter with the name Otgonbayar Ershuu, you too might choose to shorten it as you dash your signature across one corner of your canvas.

OTGO, born on this date in 1981 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, loved painting at an early age and started having his own solo shows at the incredibly young age of 15! He studied traditional Mongolian painting in college, but he had to learn Mongolian miniature painting on his own, as no school offered a course on the craft.

OTGO spent years crossing his beloved home country, taking part in a lot of different cultural and social projects and creating hundreds of images. But now he lives in Berlin (Germany) and has shown his work internationally all over the world, from Japan to France and from Moldova to India.
This is an example of Mongolian miniature painting. The piece is just 20 x 27 cm (about 8 inches by 10 inches), painted with tempura on cotton.
Some of OTGO's work is a LOT bigger.
This piece, called "Hun," depicts more than
11 THOUSAND animals and people!

Here are some more OTGO pieces:



Roaring Hoofs-31

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(aka A. A. Milne's birthday!)

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