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Olympio
Untitled (5)

2018

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Olymio's work is pure and perfect in use of color, balance and composition. Although at first glance the graffiti-like scribbles and scratches resemble works by Cy Twombly and Basquiat, these oil paintings are layered with smaller canvases and are worked with thick lines of oil stick marks, taking it to the next level of contemporary art. There is no hidden meaning behind Olympio's work. He paints with pure freedom and wants the observer to see the same, free of rules and guidelines. Olympio was born into a large family of six children in Lome, Togo, West Africa. As far as he can remember, he has always been creating. He began his work by using building scraps to make sculptures. By the time he was in high school, he started to experiment with mixed media and collage. Olympio’s work has been shown in many places in Togo and neighboring countries. A few places include the city art center in Lome and the largest hotel in the country, Hotel Sarakawa. He then went on to show and sell his work in Paris, France. Olympio moved to the US in 2003 and has continued to paint and show his work in many galleries. Painting, for Olympio, is following a feeling. It is discovering the internal balance of a piece and recognizing beauty when it is unveiled, a happy accident. He starts with the blank canvas, a splash of blue, red, or whatever color speaks to him and goes from there. He uses oil, acrylic, brushes, his hands—anything he is inspired by. He scratches the canvas and uses paint straight from the tube. For him, there is no hidden story or elusive meaning behind each painting. It’s just a piece: it is everything and nothing. It is as simple as a heartbeat, as complex as a hurricane. Artist statement Painting, for Olympio, is following a feeling. It is discovering the internal balance of a piece and recognizing beauty when it is unveiled, a happy accident. He starts with the blank canvas, a splash of blue, red, or whatever color speaks to him and goes from there. He uses oil, acrylic, brushes, his hands—anything he is inspired by. He scratches the canvas and uses paint straight from the tube. For him, there is no hidden story or elusive meaning behind each painting. It’s just a piece: it is everything and nothing. It is as simple as a heartbeat, as complex as a hurricane.

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 60 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.5 in.H 152.4 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    East Hampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU2844217751
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