The urban world would for many be a rather austere muse, however, it’s my main source of inspiration. An urban experience undoubtedly provokes feelings associated with work or routine, but we use this excuse of the routine to justify how we feel at the end of a stressful day. If we take notice of what happens all around us, understand that the urban landscape is usually more spectacular than the traditional countryside scene, we can see that it’s not necessarily a question of seeing tired faces, smiles, loneliness, or hearing a driver make a rude comment, but assimilating what man has created in order to exist. Thousands of works of art find themselves interacting with this chaotic and peculiar atmosphere. Everything is aesthetic, beautiful, but at the same time horrible.
Biography: Olivie was born in Mexico City in 1975. Already established as a prolific artist, he exhibits his abstract paintings and photography throughout Mexico and in the US and UK. In addition, Olivie holds regular workshops in contemporary abstract painting techniques. BA in Fine Art (Painting and Photography), University of Guanajuato, Mexico PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2005 : Book Illustrator for the Editorial Department of the University of Guanajuato, Mexico 2005 : Painting Workshop, Art Fusion Gallery, Miami Beach, USA 2001 : Associate Painter, Department of Fine Art, University of Guanajuato, Mexico PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: 2006 : Banco del Baj?o Public Collection, Le?n, Aguascalientes, Celaya and Queretero, M?xico 2006 : Cutzi-Assi Permanent Collection, Irapuato, Mexico (runner-up in National Painting Competition) 2005 : FONCA (National Fund of Arts and Culture) permanent collection, Mexico 2003 : “Ashland” Mural conceived in Ashland, USA and completed in the Ashland Hall, University of Guanajuato, Mexico 2003 : “Un Sitio de Paso”, painting commissioned by the mayor of Ashland, USA, for the Ashland City Library Collection 2001 : CONACULTA (National Council of Arts and Culture) permanent collection, Mexico SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2006 : “A London Eye”, La Abad?a Hotel Gallery (part of the International Cervantino Festival), Guanajuato, Mexico 2006 : “Retrospective”, Gene Byron Museum, Guanajuato, M?xico 2005 : Alison Gallery, Le?n, Mexico 2005 : Polivalente Gallery, University of Guanajuato, Mexico 2003 : “Extraest?tica” Version I, Legislative Palace, Guanajuato, Mexico 2002 : “Extraest?tica”, Guanajuato State Congress, Mexico 2001 : Market Bistro Restaurant Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, M?xico GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2006 : Galer?a AL Arte Latinoamericano, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2006 : “Art in Mind Part 1”, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK 2006 : “Young Creatives 2006”, Arts Centre, Salamanca, Mexico 2005 : Zixa Gallery, Le?n, Mexico 2005-06 : Art Fusion Gallery, Miami Beach, USA 2005 : Alzheimer Foundation Gallery, Le?n, Mexico 2003 : Jellen Art Gallery, Ashland, USA 2003 : Plaza Mayor, Le?n, Mexico 2003 : “Paisaje de Paradigmas”, Monas Gallery, Le?n, Mexico 2002 : Casa Arte 3 Gallery, Le?n, Mexico 2002 : “Link X”, Museum of Quer?tero, Quer?tero, Mexico 2002 : “Young Creatives of 2001”, Guanajuato City Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico 2001 : “State Art Show”, Alh?ndiga de Granaditas Regional Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico 2001 : “New Trends in Mexican Painting”, La Esmeralda Gallery, Mexico City
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