Version animée 2006 — Installations — 17 october - 17 december 2006
Born in 1972, lives and works in Amsterdam
Jacco Olivier blends painting and animation in a meticulous approach that lends small events a magic realism while illustrating painting's narrative process.
He begins his work with an image, which he paints over and over. He snaps a photo of each step until the original disintegrates and everything disappears in an all-encompassing whole. Olivier presents a microscopic world that comes alive with informal situations—a frog tries to cross a road, men are seen walking in a field, an airplane flies over our heads. These little scenes, which have neither beginning nor end, are able nonetheless to create a malaise and a tension, a feeling that something is going to occur or has just taken place, and yet nothing in particular happens. Olivier's animated films find their place in the margins, somewhere between a narrative and a painting.
We are pleased to be presenting Calling (2004), 11AM (2004), BMK (2003), Submerge (2003)