Jacco Olivier

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About the Artist

Fusing paint and moving image, Jacco Olivier creates short, painterly animations that depict a variety of subject matter, ranging from scenes of daily life to elemental landscapes and abstract forms. Every painting is repeatedly reworked in generous, casual strokes and systematically photographed at each stage of development. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential – moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. The works for which Olivier first became known are, with few exceptions, small-scale single projections of concise narrative episodes that appear in a microcosmic, dreamlike world. However, Whale, 2006, in which the artist imagines a whale's movements so that it disappears and reappears in a painterly field, is split across three projections and spans some twelve metres in total. 

In Focus

An excerpt of Jacco Olivier's Revolution, 2010

 

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

7 September - 2 October 2010

Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations that are both enigmatic and experiential. Victoria Miro is delighted to announce...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
22 June - 30 July 2010

In the Company of Alice

Group Exhibition
'If you do not solve your painting problem in painting human beings, you do not solve it at all'. Gertrude Stein Hernan Bas, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, David Harrison, NS Harsha, Boscoe Holder, Chantal Joffe, Karen...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
12 January - 10 February 2007

Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier is both a painter and a filmmaker who fuses painting and moving image to create short, intimate animations. Painted as simply as possible, in lush, casual strokes each painting is repeatedly reworked and systematically photographed at each stage...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
12 October - 13 November 2004

Jacco Olivier

Moving Pictures
Jacco Olivier is a young Dutch painter who uses animation to illuminate the narrative process of painting. Olivier fuses painting and moving images in tiny, projected, animated works that invest small and intangible moments with a magical lyricism. Olivier begins...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
14 January - 14 February 2004

Extended Painting

Group Exhibition
Anne Chu, Hiroko Nakao, Jacco Olivier, Grayson Perry, Tal R, Adriana Varejão This exhibition features six artists from Asia, the Americas and Europe whose work extends the possibility of painting beyond the canvas. American artist Anne Chu uses a variety...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
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