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Olivier Messas

Painting : acrylic 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


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The sea and sailing still inspire artist Olivier Messas as much as ever and he continues to paint his sailboats suspended between sky and sea in 2022. This series, started in 2012, is currently one of the most exhibited series in galleries. [ Pushed by the wind on a sailboat... This series is inspired by a sailboat trip in the south of France, between the island of Porquerolle and Saint-Tropez... "I know the skies bursting with lightning, and waterspouts, and undertows and currents: I know the evening, the exalted dawn like a nation of doves, and I have sometimes seen what man thought he saw! Rimbaud's "Drunk Boat" may have inspired this series where it's about travel and sailboats but not only... Passenger of his boat at the same time, prisoner and consenting, adventurer of sensations sometimes sweet, sometimes strong, Olivier lets himself be carried away by the wind and heads for the unknown. He is not afraid of the implacable vagaries of nature but, on the contrary, lets himself be seduced by all her merciful energies and intoxicated by the wind, water and time. His paintings restore these ancestral pleasures of being on the water, of listening to the silence of the sea, of dreaming on the little blue music of the waves mixed with that of the wind in the sails. But with this "Sailing Spirit" series, it's above all about life that we're talking about: we're all long-distance captains, when pushed by the wind, when it knocks against the sails and the sailboat leans sharply at sea level and we want to reach its port. We are all reckless sailors, navigating rough seas, buccaneers tossed about by waves and dips, trying to hold on and not sink. Frightened at the idea of drowning, we maneuver, we try to keep control of our boat so that it does not overturn, because of too big a wave or too violent a gust which would shred our sails. Our life is a long sailboat that we must constantly bring back into balance... With this series, "Sailing Spirit", Olivier invites us to make allowances, not to be afraid, to choose the important, not to let yourself be swallowed up by the little nothings, and just move forward, on our drunken boat… ].
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Painting: acrylic
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23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
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Olivier Messas was born on the 22nd of January 1977, in Hô-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam. At the age of two, he left for France with his family. Today he lives and works in France.

"My paintings transpose my emotions and my feelings of the moment in colors and shapes, towards a well-being that I wish to be both saving and regenerating. My artistic approach consists in working in a search for coloristic and structural balance. I am looking for to create and transcribe an atmosphere, an ambiance, impressions and intuitions where only the composition, the materials, the balance between the colors are the links with the others. My painting is above all a way of escaping, of give free rein to my imagination, to my impulses to create and to escape in a world where I do not feel at home anywhere and at the same time, in this world where all differences irresistibly attract me… "

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