More of an Illustrator at the beginning of his artistic career, Olivier Desvaux defines himself today as a painter. Morocco is what inspired him the first time and it is because of this trip that he began to translate ambiences and colors on canvas by soaking up the atmosphere of a landscape - like a true modern-day impressionist.
Born on May 12, 1982, Olivier Desvaux studied in Paris at the Estienne school, in the field of Applied Arts, and then went on to study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs from which he graduated in 2006.
Initially an illustrator, it was during a trip to Morocco in 2009 that he decided to devote himself more to nature and life scenes. On this specific occasion, he was asked to make oil paintings on commission from Jacques Garcia to decorate the Suite Baldaquin of the Mamounia in Marrakech.
In 2011, he is selected to put forward painted decor designs for the apse, the nave and the arcades of the church of Sainte Marie Majeure (classified as a historical monument) in Bonifacio.
Olivier Desvaux describes himself as more of a contemplative kind of person. He appropriates the landscapes that are fascinating to him in order to translate the atmosphere through the use of tones and colors. Moved by impressionists such as Ingres, he is inspired by the ancient techniques combines them with contemporary subjects.
A member of the Taylor Foundation, Olivier Desvaux was named 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