Olivia Descampe

Paris. Lives and works in Berlin.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Olivia’s collage art is based on a completely analog workflow. From the selection to the actual assembling of the piece she chooses not to interfere with any digital tool, giving her work a certain organic feeling.

At the present, Olivia is immersed in the production of her new series with a special focus on the female figure in synergy with nature and the loss of identity. She cuts and layers retro fashion and botanical imagery creating a work of art with a particular vision of beauty.

This combination of two completely recognizable elements merging into a new meaning without necessarily erasing their original content is a key factor in her research and working process.

The simplicity of the process itself is a harmonious balance between selecting and collecting the images before cutting and pasting them into a whole new context. By doing so an image that may seem very banal at first transforms itself.

Vita

Education
  • 2010 - 2014 _ Interior Architecture and product design _ CAD_ Brussels
Exhibitions
  • 2.12.16 _ 1963 Gallery - Solo Exhibition - London
  • 3.12.16 _ Co Gallery - Group Exhibition - Berlin
Experience
  • In a time when digital technology makes it so much easier to fuse disparate forms together and make them one, there is a natural, tactile quality to physical collage that cannot be replicated on a screen. Olivia Descampe, Berlin based collage artist, took up this time-honored practice as a means of therapeutic respite, but her innate instinct for collating visual forms has pushed her to focus ever more energy on her pieces. She is also mindful to take a simple approach, mostly using just two images in any one piece to examine what graphic story arises, rather than resorting to cut ‘n’ paste excess. More time is in fact spent sourcing imagery, creating an ever-broadening palette from which she can create her pieces. With her library of images at her disposal, Olivia creates these visual collisions impulsively in pursuit of some strange, beautiful new combination that would otherwise never have been.

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