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Olivier Camen

From 4 June to 20 June 2015

Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art

Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art

Londres - United Kingdom

Presentation

Iconic images of the Silver Screen on canvas highlighted with embroidery stitches and beadwork.

After studying film-making at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais, Olivier Camen starts his career in the broadcasting world and realising set designs. He then moves to textile decoration, which will be the basis of his art when he becomes full time artist.

In his words, “I work on memory, either individual (La Robe Couleur du Temps) or collective (Memoires, Le Bruit de la Soie). Whatever the subject is, it needs to echo my own story. I have a strong link with images, and this is probably why I always start off with a photograph, usually in black and white. Technically, I enlarge a document and print it on canvas. The change of scale reveal details which were until then invisible to the eye. I start putting colour to the document, and “dream” it.

I begin a process whereby I appropriate it to myself. Then comes the embroidery work, with thread and needle, which is a way to create a new intimate dimension with the image, and to establish a dialogue between past and present. When I was a child, I would spend hours watching my grand mothers embroidering. Time seemed to stand still… To embroider is like drawing, one works with lines. Whatever the subject, I simply try to evoque, intuitively. I try to disappear behind the subject, to let my work touch the viewer.”

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  • 55 Hollywood Road
    SW10 9HX, London
    United Kingdom
    0044 (0)20 7352 2772

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Olivier Camen, Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel, 2013
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

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Olivier Camen, Rita Hayworth - Gilda, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Rita Hayworth - Gilda, 2015
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

10 100 €

Olivier Camen, Ginger Rogers & Fred Astair - Top Hat, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Ginger Rogers & Fred Astair - Top Hat, 2015
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

10 100 €

Olivier Camen, Vivien Leigh - Waterloo Bridge, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Vivien Leigh - Waterloo Bridge, 2015
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

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Olivier Camen, The End, Drawing

Olivier Camen

The End, 2015
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

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Olivier Camen, MGM, Drawing

Olivier Camen

MGM, 2015
60 x 80 x 5 cm
Drawing

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Olivier Camen, Anita Eckberg - La Dolce Vita, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Anita Eckberg - La Dolce Vita, 2015
60 x 80 x 5 cm
Drawing

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Olivier Camen, Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday, 2015
100 x 130 x 5 cm
Drawing

10 100 €

Olivier Camen, Jeanne Moreau - Diary of a Chambermaid, Drawing

Olivier Camen

Jeanne Moreau - Diary of a Chambermaid, 2015
60 x 80 x 5 cm
Drawing

4 800 €

Olivier Camen

France

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