Jacco Olivier

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.

Jacco Olivier, 11 AM (2004), Courtesy the Artist and Galerie Victoria London

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)