Statement & Bio
I believe most of human beings escape the awareness of their own finiteness by keeping busy, working, building, consuming, distracting. Since the death of God it has become more challenging to give sense to our life proved by science to be absurd and infinitesimal.
By using the natural elements found in my close environment as medium in my practice of art and by questioning the evolution of humankind I consider each piece I create as an open window towards a new paradigm. (...)
The possibility of an island,
interviews by Sophie García López
"Beyond the sea a land exists where I can become a Man
Beyond the mother, an island awaits for me.
The boundary between present and future is a beam of light ".
He paints the stages of adult life, along with his conceptions of the world, his states of mind, his desires, his love. Olivier Dubois-Cherrier was not initiated in painting at an early age, despite of expressing an authentic natural talent for drawing. Even though it is true that some members of his tribe (...)
Rejected by the sea by Nathalie Hainaut
"It is thanks to memory, for example, that the sense of identity does not dissolve during sleep"
Michel Houellebecq, “The possibility of an island”
It took three light years to Olivier Dubois-Cherrier to finish this series of twenty-one canvases and some 16 works on paper collected under the title “Rejected by the sea”.
It was in Barcelona, a city of art and history, that the impulse to paint seized him in 2005 He first trained in experimental engraving in a workshop led by the artist Nuria Duran, then in acrylic painting at the DaVinci Escola d’art in the Catalan city.
Led by a change of course in his life and an important acquaintance, he decided to return to live in the Caribbean, where part of his roots lied, and settled down in Santo Domingo with the firm intention of becoming a professional painter.
All the elements that would unleash this frenzy of creativity that haunted him since childhood were then brought together. (...)