Otep is a son of Paete, A place where known and great artist are born. His parents are from Bicol who tried their luck in Laguna where in the natural talent of Otep grown. A place called Sitio Casile where he spends his childhood, is the reflection of his artworks and his own characteristic.
His Cheerful, Bubbly and lighthearted personality gives him all the unique ideas.things we must admire about him is that he is a Self-Learner, curious and optimistic. He always visit local folks carving shop, just watching and asking things, he try on his own ways in his backyard. When he decided to work on a foreign country, it was just not what his heart desires and as times went by,he decided to go back from where he was born and race, because there he knows he can find his destiny as an artist as he quote “Being happy in your work, doesn’t make you tired of doing it”. Otep’s gift is natural, he didn’t went to any formal training or didn’t get any degree. Otep is a good storyteller with his humor. By his works his letting people see the simple yet joyful ways of living, like every Pinoy, there is always laughter in any situation, whether it is good or bad. He was known for his tree house, Tuli, Saranggola paintings, eventually he decided to try it to a new level then born Otep sculptures. Looking through his creations and being a collectors of his works, we will find something we can relate on, something we can find ourselves into, somethings that reminds us of our own childhood.
The work of Otep is the story of you, and every Pilipino.
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