Born in Vietnam, Olivier Messas moved to France with his family to set up in Lyon where he spent his childhood and his adolescence. Beginning his professional life by learning about and then working in fashion designing in Paris, he worked there for about a decade before starting his pictorial creation in June 2012. In September of the same year, he opened his atelier/gallery in Karlsruhe in Germany where he exhibited his works.
As a self-taught painter artist, Olivier organises all of his creation around the itemisation of a subject that he reinterprets for a whole year. Designed as small thematic collections, his series tackle the concepts of escape, atmospheres and memories of travel, diversity and freedom of expression.
The artist uses oil paint to produce his abstract marines and applies harmonious structural composition enriched by the use of a nuanced and bright chromatic palette. The works “sailing spirit” seem to be the mark of great serenity.