Otto was born in Milan December 3rd 1978. He graduated in 2003 at the academy of fine arts “Accademia di Brera” specializing in set design. He started working in 1998 as a set designer in various interior design practices. Otto never let go of his love for art and kept developing research in to a personal aesthetics of pictorial and graphic drawing. Fascinated by the concept of body art in 2005 he undertook, parallel to his work as a set designer, a career as a tattoo artist.
Otto has been drawing since he was a kid, and always had fun experimenting with different techniques, colour and media, which brought him to etching techniques. He likes the contrast of a technique and style that recall past times and feels safe against strong impact images, with a surrealistic twist that are instead challenging.