Otto Schade was born in Concepcion, Chile in 1971. After a degree in Architecture at the University of the Bio Bio in Chile and one in Construction & Design in Concepción, Chile, he started his career as an Architect with his own practice and as Urban Sculptor, being rewarded for public and private projects.
Fascinated by Surrealism and abstract art, Otto turned his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion. Originally working with oil paint on canvas, he has since consistently explored different styles and mediums – growing, adapting changing his style to include other techniques such as collage, illustration and stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls. Most of the themes behind his compositions are treated with a sharp, ironic touch.
Originally working with oil paint on canvas, he has since consistently explored different styles and mediums – growing adapting changing his style to include other techniques such as collage, illustration and stencil free –hand spray paint on canvas and walls. In 2009 he started painting on the streets mainly in the UK urban center of Shoreditch, London using the pseudonym “Osch”, Schade came up with a quick and effective way to deliver his messages using simple 1 or 2 layer stencils, culminating in his instantly recognizable trademark Orbs.
Osch has taken part in some of the biggest art festivals such as the “Upfest” Bristol (UK), “Sand, Sea and Spray” in Blackpool (UK), “City of Colors” Birmingham (UK), “Hometown” Berlin (Germany).
Otto has an affinity for European cities like Berlin (where he lived for two years), Amsterdam, Moscow, Paris, Barcelona and London. As such you can find his works in the streets, galleries and exhibition centers of all these places. His art is appearing as street art around the world as well as commissions for art collectors, fashion designers, interior designers and other creative projects.
As an artist he has exhibited his work in Chile, Russia, Sweden, France, Nederland, Kenya, US, Hong Kong, Japan and Germany.