The Chicago Journal

Aaron Von Ossko and Esoteric Collection’s Crusade to Support the Next Generation of Artists

It’s not uncommon for people who wish to pursue a career in the arts to receive discouragement. Often, people who do so get bombarded with indications that such a career would only lead to becoming penniless. However, Aaron Von Ossko is one of those people whose love for the arts has pushed him to support artists by creating a collective with Esoteric Collection.

Aaron Von Ossko grew up spending endless hours sketching. Like many people, it was the best source of escapism to get away from the abusive environment his father created. Aaron’s father was the kind of man who believed in tough love and often resorted to physical, verbal, and mental abuse. Growing up, Aaron’s father would sweep away his sketch and try to push him towards a car franchise chain. 

As Aaron grew older, he would make his life’s greatest choice and walk away from his father’s ideals to finally pursue the arts. Motivated by his past, Aaron would make many financial art investments and support artists from different walks of life. 

The art enthusiast would gain widespread recognition in the art world for his support. He is closely associated with Baltimore painter Purnell Gray. They were able to connect through Instagram when Aaron felt the sincerity in Gray’s approach. Although he supports artists, Aaron chooses each artist based on their drive. When Gray sent him a message, Aaron knew that he was more in tune with the art game than others.

Aaron cites that despite their differences, they are both diamonds formed under pressure. The painter and art collector shared the same belief of the importance of giving back to artists and what they deserve for the work. Aaron Von Ossko and Purnell Gray believe that the upper echelon galleries and art fairs could be doing more when it comes to paying forward. Aaron would later build his brand and name it Esoteric Collection. 

Initially, the brand was meant to represent an anti-gallery movement, as many galleries tended to choose household names over the rising artists. But Aaron was able to get a perfect balance and merge the business and creativity into a cohesive crusade. Esoteric Collection became an artist resource collective with a mission to assist artists and support their creative efforts by providing media outreach and career development services to connect them with a wider audience. 

If there was one good thing that Aaron’s father left him, it was the marketing experience he would later use with Esoteric Collection. With social media platforms becoming more and more popular, Aaron has used it to his advantage, specifically Instagram. While others view the social media space as a rival in the art world, Aaron uses it as a bridge between emerging artists and galleries.

Aaron Von Ossko understands the importance of supporting the next wave of artists and hopes to partner with more corporate brands to assist artists in their career development and sales.

To learn more about Aaron Von Ossko and the Esoteric Collection, you may visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

Esoteric Collection Proves “There’s More to Art Than Galleries and Museums”

The art industry is a tenacious field. Most of the time, the audiences see the value and hard work behind artists’ success at the surface level. What many don’t witness is the struggles one has to endure to take his place in the industry. Esoteric Collection aims to bridge the gap between artists and audiences by providing innovative opportunities created for modern creatives.

Founded by artist, collector, and art enthusiast Aaron Von Ossko, Esoteric Collection is truly helping artists build their careers amid the industry’s heavily-saturated community. Dubbed as the “art crusader” by Kulture Hub, Aaron has played a pivotal role in turning artists’ visions into realities. Through its founder’s “anti-gallery” model, artists get straight exposure for their artworks, skipping the traditional gallery shows and maximizing modern platforms. 

The Esoteric Collection has worked with promising artists across the east and west coasts such as Britney Palmer, hosting her art show in Miami. The collection professionally executes a vision, a collaboration between the artist and the founder himself. Today, Aaron is working with over 20 creative visionaries, providing them with practical steps to take in their careers.

Esoteric Collection currently houses over 100 works of art, an eclectic collection of masterpieces from artists across the country. Additionally, the collection has been featured by the Art Basel and the L.A. Art Show, giving both artists and their works national exposure and recognition. “Our mission is to assist artists in supporting their creative efforts by providing media outreach and career development services to connect artists with larger audiences,” shared the founder. 

Besides Britney Palmer, the Esoteric collection has also worked with renowned artists such as Retna, Gregory Siff, King Saladeen, and many more. The collection has created events in some of the country’s largest cities, such as Los Angeles and Miami. Indeed, the collection is home to the new generation of creatives under the strong and forward-thinking leadership of its founder. 

Aaron shared that his troubled past motivated him to take action for today’s artists who need the opportunity. The founder experienced a challenging childhood with his father, who, in his words, was mentally, emotionally, and physically abusive. Amid all his frustrations, he would sketch for hours and use whatever medium was available to let out his emotions. Art became his primary refuge against all the pain in his world.

Today, the founder assists artists in developing their careers by merging his expertise in business with his eye to spot talent. Esoteric Collection shapes careers at the grassroots level, believing that talent and passion can come from people of any background.

“I’m giving other artists a voice, I’m giving them exposure,” said the founder. Esoteric Collection is aiding the cycle of creativity, love, exposure, and happiness among artists. The collection inspires them to focus on what they do best—creating. Aaron saw there was a need for someone like him to take action and do the groundwork. “I know that little things that I’m doing are actually making a difference in other people’s lives and that’s that bottom line,” Aaron remarked. 

To learn more about the Esoteric Collection, visit this site.