Olivier Rasir, born in Momalle, Liege, Belgium 1973, immigrated to Australia in 1995. He was involved in modelling and acting and began painting in 2003. As a full-time artist, Olivier is an autodidact, he is also involved in natural therapies. Olivier has exhibited around Sydney and his works are held in private and corporate collections in Australia, Canada, Germany, USA, UK, Singapore and Belgium.
Wild Man Dreaming II
Wild Man Dreaming II will have a strong focus on energy and movement, and how these qualities can become imbued within still painting. As a process-based abstractionist, Olivier’s paintings come from a place of impulsion and poetic expression, where one material or mark will inform the next. Olivier paints both the front and back of raw canvas, allowing colours to bleed through to form a background with subtle and soft tonal variation.
Olivier’s abstract marks and use of raw materials continues into this series, while the artist has stretched the limitations of his canvas. In a trio of new Émotion works, the canvas has been pushed and pulled to create lines, shadows and contours, much like paint itself. Eternalised in Perspex boxes and at once painting and sculpture, these works utilise the materiality of raw canvas to capture the performative-like process in which they were created.
2019 Wild Man Dreaming II – Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2018 Wild Man Dreaming – Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2011 Open To The Landscape Group Show – Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2011 End Of Year Group Show – Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2010 Recent Works Solo Exhibition – Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2010 Summer Group Show – Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2009 Seasonal Group Show – Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Australia
2009 Primary Solo Exhibition – Brandling Street Studios, Alexandria, Australia
The Design Files – Wild Man Dreaming 2018
Badlands Journal – 2018
Robert, Berlin, Germany – Photo Reportage + Interview, 2017
The Sydney Morning Herald – Style, Secret Sydney, March 2011
Vogue Living, Australia – Special Edition Before+After Autumn/Winter 2009
The Daily Telegraph, Home, August 2009
France 24 – Cable TV, 2009 – Personalities, France
Australian & Apartment Living Trends, Vol. 24 # 16 The Human Rights Defender, 2005, Vol. 14 issue 2
Olivier’s work is held in private and corporate collections in Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Belgium.
Newborn Care Centre (NCC) Royal Hospital for Women (RHW), Randwick
Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA)
Annual donation to Sydney Montessori School / Montessori Foundation