Olivier Saint-Pierre - PaintingHenry Deparade Exhibition Oman Culture Week at the Art Center Berlin Art from Pyogyang Korea Art from the Caja de Extremadura Michael A. Russ - Rough Print

Olivier Saint-Pierre

Tête Bleue n°9, oil and acrylic on canvas
133 x 140 cm, 2003

Olivier Saint-Pierre

Tête Bleue n°12, oil and acrylic on canvas
123 x 145 cm, 2004

till May 14th, 2008

"Endurance before such hugeness, in the face of time. My heads are of rock, solid, their features those of ancient heads, they strive to attain the eternity of the skies that reveal them. Oil and acrylic, skin and unfathomable unity, for me painting is an acknowledgement of existence, in all its fragility, its unbelievable hope."

Olivier Saint-Pierre was born in Lyon / France in 1955. He lives and works in Lyon.

In his youth the artist adored Michelangelo and Dürer. He visited the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lyon for one year. After this, Saint-Pierre studies graphics and drawing at the school for art and decoration in Genève, Switzerland.

From 1980 to 1985 he works as commercial artist in Paris.

In 1986 he turns completely to painting. He is teaching at several universities. In 1998 Saint-Pierre studies plastic art at the university in St. Etienne.

After his dissertation he is teaching drawing and aesthetical drawing at the university in St. Etienne.

In 2002 he begins to work with a new theme: the mysteries of the creation.
It is necessary to accept both sides. Thereby the wise creation, the being, is highlighted. Saint-Pierre follows the ideas of Heidegger and Spinoza.

His figures, drawn sculptures invite to explore the space.

Saint-Pierre designs several books about creativity of children mentally disabled or deprived.