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 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 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

73 Aphrodite
The ImpULsiVE
72 New York Surfer
Woman in Central Park
71 Walking in wonderland
Mädchen (Girl)
Moments before a bigger spalsh
Hestia Party at Olympus
70 Infinity
64 Freja
At the Horizon
66 If I look back, I am lost
63 Eos
The Force
The past is with me....HEARTBEATS_edited2
74 Ocean Eyes 2020

Artexpo 2016 New York


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



Artist is now working on material for an exhibition.

The exhibition is expected to open in 2022.

I will however participate in group exhibitions.