The artist Olivier de Bastier offers us a poetic and sensitive story, born in the spring of 2020, during the first confinement, spent at his home in Paris. With the help of a small olive branch and a few strokes of black bic, he brings a light-hearted look at these difficult and often distressing moments.
Olivier de Bastier is a visual artist trained at the Beaux-Arts de Marseille and at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, Switzerland. He left Paris to settle in the Caen area, where he has a studio in Supermonde (Mondeville). Designer for individuals, large Parisian houses or for the PCF, he finds himself confined to his home in Paris in the spring of 2020. It is then that he imagines the character of the confined olive tree.
Every morning for seventy days, he scribbled on paper the mischief of a little man and placed an olive branch in the background. The drawing, photographed, is published on social networks. The public, also confined, follows and finds itself in the moods of this little man with a bowler hat, sometimes playful, melancholy, joker or philosopher. First published on a self-publishing basis, the drawings are now gathered in a book published by Editions du Chameau.
Opening in the presence of the artist Olivier de Bastier, September 14 at 7 pm.