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Nathan Ota  Los Angeles, CA

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About Nathan

From an early age, Nathan T. Ota always found himself drawing pictures over doing his homework by copying various cartoons, comic books, photographs and old punk rock flyers. Nathan’s first influences started from looking at his older brother’s Frank Frazetta calendars and Vampirella comics. His mother, also an artist, and Father encouraged and supported his love for art at an early age. In the mid 80’s, he discovered graffiti art as a medium to express himself on various public spaces in Los Angeles. This influence still permeates his personal work today.

Ota works as a freelance illustrator and teaches at Otis College of Art and Design, CA and Santa Monica College, CA. He has illustrated several of Henry Rollins’ spoken word CD covers including; The Boxed Life, Big Ugly Mouth, Sweatbox, Live at McCabe’s and Human Butt. A partial list of clients include; The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Virgin Interactive, Capitol Records, and 2.13.61 Publication.

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"actually one of the best artist I ve seen here. I cant pick a favourite work from the artist's website!"

"the second one to the bottom reminds me of school; dark and daring. I love it."

"fanominal your art is great i just want to see more its great to see someone use talent instead of strive to find it in a pile of garbage i to do graffiti and started with it but am expanding my arsenol your atr is fantasticly uniqe"

"glad I stumbled upon this... this work is evocative, mysterious, and wonderful..."

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