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Rives en Seine (76), France
Illustrator at the start of his artistic career, Olivier Desvaux defines himself today as a painter. It was Morocco that inspired him for the first time and it was from this trip that he began to translate atmospheres and colors onto the canvas by soaking up the atmosphere of a landscape, like a modern impressionist.
Born on May 12, 1982, Olivier Desvaux studied in Paris at the Estienne school, in the field of Applied Arts, then moved to the National School of Decorative Arts from which he graduated in 2006.
Illustrator at first, it was during a trip to Morocco, in 2009, that he decided to devote himself more to nature and scenes of life. On this occasion, he produced oil paintings on order from Jacques Garcia to decorate the Baldaquin Suite at the Mamounia in Marrakech.
In 2011, he was selected to propose a painted decoration project for the apse, the nave and the arcades of the Sainte Marie Majeure church (listed as a historic monument) in Bonifacio.
Olivier Desvaux qualifies himself as a contemplative. He appropriates the landscapes that fascinate him in order to translate the atmosphere through the tones and colors used. Touched by impressionists such as Ingres, he is inspired by the technique of the Ancients to combine them with subjects contemporaries.
Member of the Taylor Foundation, Olivier Desvaux was appointed Official Painter of the Navy in 2018.
Applied arts at the Estienne school in Paris
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
2018: "Les lumières du Havre", Galerie Fremont, Le Havre
2017: "Les lumières de Rouen, Galerie Rollin, Rouen
2017: "Le ballet de l'Opéra Garnier", Suiha Gallery, JAPAN - Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto
2016: "From San Francisco to Tangier", Galerie Fremont, Le Havre
2015: "Dance in all its states", Taylor Foundation
2013: "Painter traveller", Galerie Fremont, Le Havre
2012: "Paris: another journey", Nabokov Gallery, Paris
2011: "Baikal", Nabokov Gallery, Paris
2010: "John Eliot Gardiner", Galerie le Vieux Paris
2010: "La route de rhum", Galerie la Boucherie, Saint-Briac
2010: 41st Marine Exhibition in Paris
2010: "Polo" Deauville and BNP Paribas Wealth management, Paris
2008: "Le Maroc", Hotel Jnane Tasmna in Marrakech
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