Nisse NIDEJ Ottenhag

He works with:

Abstract interpretation of the human form



Artist statement:

- We are full of colors and My goal is to       

   make them visible

" His acrylic-on-canvas portraits burst with color, and yet, they are not simply bold for bold's sake - underneath the vivid kaleldoscope of hues NIDEJ splashes onto the contours of each face is a striking depth, a hint at a secret longing, regret, or thrill. one dive into the eyes of his subjects and you'll be transported."


                                                                                      - Review in ARTEXPO New York Show Guide 2016


Nisse NIDEJ Ottenhag was born 1976 and grew up in the small Town of Lilla Edet in Sweden. 

He wants to give the viewer a rich story. Like a good book, it should offer a wide content and many dimensions. Often the paintings contain many hidden messages, symbols and signs. He does this to make the viewer constantly see new things in the painting and give the viewer clues about the story that is there.

He wish to combine the strength from abstract and realistic art to find harmony. This journey started back in 1997 for him and is still going on. 

The Portrait often contains hidden items and lyrics. This is a way

to make the viewer to continue to see new things in the story

behind the painting.


the sign is his trademark and he has designed it on basis of his

mother´s Sami* origin and father´s past as a sailor. He own's

a patent on it since 2001.

* Sami is Swedens indigenous people known, among

other things, for their reindeer and color folk costumes.

The sign is always incorporated in each painting

69 In your eyes
68 Medusa's smile II
66 If I look back, I am lost
67 Blue Lotus
61 Hestia Party at Olympus
65 Billie
70 Infinity
71 Walking in wonderland

Artexpo 2016 New York


article in the exhibition show guide from Artexpo 2016 New York.



Artist is now working on material for a great exhibition.

The exhibition is expected to open in 2022.

Nisse Nidej Ottenhag

Fasanvägen 3



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