Nathan Ota

Nathan Ota - Pop! Goes the Weasel

Nathan Ota’s Back Catalog

Nathan Ota 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 includes The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Virgin Interactive, Capitol Records, and mural work for Lynwood Unified School District.

From an early age, 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 as a medium to express himself on various public spaces in Los Angeles. This influence still permeates his personal work today.

La Luz de Jesus was Nathan’s gallery of note for almost twenty years. In honor of his latest show, Four Corners, which just opened at MKG, we’ve decided to offer this collection of paintings which spans the last decade, and offers a likely last chance for many to afford original work from this undisputed master of both gallery and street art. There are mono prints, drawings, and paintings small and large–all of it rendered with Ota’s incredible technical mastery (and most reproduced in the graphic volume Ikiru, published by Zero+ in 2013).


Contact Gallery Director Matthew Gardocki for purchase info:  (323)666-7667