Colorful paintings transform into mesmerizing video animations in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s exhibition, Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time, now on display in the June M. McCormack Forefront Galleries.
Liquid Painting, Liquid Time is Olivier’s first solo exhibition in a major U.S. art museum. Although he works in the medium of video, Olivier views himself first and foremost as a painter. His unique artistic process combines the two mediums. The artist creates enthralling pieces that merge traditional painting techniques with photography and video animation. These painterly videos present a variety of subjects, from intimate scenes of daily life to captivating landscapes and abstract visions. Liquid Painting, Liquid Time showcases nine of Olivier’s vibrant video animations, with some works featuring everyday sounds and musical accompaniment.
To create an intriguing dialogue between the old and the new, Paik and The Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the IMA, Ellen Lee, have included a late 19th-century painting from the IMA’s collection, Farmyard at Le Pouldu (about 1892), by Dutch artist Jan Verkade.
On March 13, IMA members are invited to join Paik for a special members-only gallery talk at 2 p.m. Monthly curator talks are one of the newest benefits offered to IMA members.
Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time is included with general admission and free for IMA Members. The exhibition will run through Feb. 12, 2017.
About Jacco Olivier
Born in The Netherlands in 1972, Olivier studied at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam and Hogeschool voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Olivier has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands (2014); Madison Square Park, New York (2011-12); Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Centro de Arte de Caja de Burgos, Spain (2010-11); and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2010), among others. He has been included in group exhibitions at various institutions, including Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (2015); Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands (2015); 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk, The Netherlands (2014-15); 8th SITE Santa Fe biennial, NM (2010); and MCA Denver, CO (2006). The artist lives and works in Amsterdam and is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam.