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Olivier Catté Glorious Scars Behind Cities, 2019

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Painting : ink, Pigments

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch

  • Support

    Painting on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Replacing recycled cardboard, the raw material of his work for over ten years, for mounted paper, Olivier Catté is opening a new page in his career as an artist. Less constrained by the material, which he mainly worked with a cutter, Olivier Catté approaches the landscape freely, as in a dream.

    The buildings, which occupied so much space in his previous work, fade away. They are relegated to the edges or represented on an infinitely smaller scale than the landscapes which surround them. They are, moreover, only the shadow of themselves, in the literal sense, since the artist works them in the withdrawal of matter and delimits them only by the shadow they form on their floating ground.

    Detached from western linear perspectives, which place man at the center of everything, Catté borrows from the East the idea of a moving, organic landscape, where man and his constructions are only one element of the whole, reduced at the scale they actually occupy on this planet. This Day of After (after the madness of men, their permanent quest for efficiency and performance) is embodied in paintings to be lived, rather than objects to look at. More than a dream, a premonition.
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Olivier Catté

France Born in: 1957 Emerging artists
Born in 1957 in Petit Quevilly, Olivier Catté lives and works in Rouen.

Olivier Catté goes for the first time in New York in 1985 where he was immediately fascinated by the energy of the city. However, it is only in 1999 that the artist will decide to use New York as frame of his work. One often finds the same places, but they are never the same, depending on the light or his inspiration.

Architectures, dynamism, noise, speed, urban rhythms, Olivier Catté knows articulate these tensions, New York is an experience that inspires.

During his travels, Olivier Catté search the smallest details that make New York a unique place. He made sketches, notes of ideas, mark the points of view and takes many pictures. The emotions felt are the rest.

Since 2008, the artist worked on the carton of recovery. Without any bonding, it torn, hollow and crucifying the carton to reveal cities (NYCartons, 2011) or of imaginary cites (Interfaces, 2012).
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