Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time
Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time features a selection of lush, vibrantly colored video animations by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier. Olivier’s painterly videos depict a variety of subject matter, ranging from intimate scenes of daily life to captivating landscapes and abstract visions.
Although Olivier has chosen to work in the medium of video, the artist views himself first and foremost as a painter. However, instead of being content with paintings that are static and unchanging—the conditions of a traditionally “finished” painting—Olivier goes several steps further. He produces works that literally move and change through the use of video animation. For many of the videos in this exhibition, Olivier photographs his actual paintings, documenting his alterations, sometimes while the paint is still wet. Afterward, he sequences the resulting photographs into seamless animations, which, as time passes, flow before our very eyes.
Born in The Netherlands in 1972, Olivier studied at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam and Hogeschool voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Olivier has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands (2014); Madison Square Park, New York (2011-12); Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Centro de Arte de Caja de Burgos, Spain (2010-11); and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2010), among others. He has been included in group exhibitions at various institutions, including Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (2015); Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands (2015); 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk, The Netherlands (2014-15); 8th SITE Santa Fe biennial, NM (2010); and MCA Denver, CO (2006). The artist lives and works in Amsterdam and is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, and Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam.