O.MERIJON

painting

digital work

photography

writings

SUMMARY

PARCOURS

BIOGRAPHY

LES WHITES

EXHIBITION WHITES

WHITES SPIRITS

MAIL-ART ARIANESPACE PAINTING-MUSIC LES AMEDEOS BOOKBINDING DECORATION

2008

EXHIBITION / INCROYABLE MAIS BLANC

DICTIONARY / LE BLANC

2009 PELERIN, UN NUMERO TOUT BLANC 2010 EXHIBITION / UN BLANC HAUT EN COULEURS
 

O.MERIJON et les Amédéos

 

expo nov 2000

 

"LES AMEDEOS",Working on computer has enabled me to have a new tool at my disposal.
I was excited to discover this complement to oils, acrylic, watercolour and pastel; every creator needs instruments which are the personal and original extension of his desire to carry out his vocation.
I have dealt with this extensive project not as a graphic designer but as a painter . Each colour comes to life as a progression to what I have learnt so far but with a new spirit of perception.
These days I work with one or other of these materials, with the pleasure that accompanies painting with the material most suited to what I wish to create.
I continue my path which is enhanced by this process.
While we were looking at les "Amédéos", my freind Stéphane LEQUEURRE suggested that the title which would be the most suitable for these artistic prints would be 'prints of our time.'
This term struck a chord with its poetic, contemporary spirit and I have adopted it.
Art is alive only when it is in keeping with its time and it is this aspect which appeals to me.

I was led naturally to the work of Amédéo Modigliani.
Italian painter, draughtsman and sculptor, born in 1884 and who died in 1920, his work is marked by the linear grace of the Sienna school. He lived in Montmartre, then Montparnasse where his use of elongation and stylisation developed. His immense success was linked to the "années folles" and the myth of Montparnasse.

When I look at his work, always the mystery between chiaroscuro and half-light, always a presence to relate darkness and light.
Blue, brown orange and green to relate intensity, the line as a complement, but also the resolve to make use of the infinitesimal difference to create intimacy.

This is how these 51 Amédéos came into being.

Série "Etats d'Esprit"

 

 

 

 

"Etats d'Esprit 8"

THE AMEDEO EXHIBITION

Artists create their work thanks to their talent and their sense of rigour. Talent they either have or have not.

Olivier obviously has a gift which is apparent in the unique way he has of moving us. His works always exude harmony, peacefulness, even when he expresses turmoil. The spectactor is always struck by the delicate richness of his chromatic range, and moved by his acute sense of form . The visitor feels at home, welcomed by a fraternal soul. Whatever the period of his work, we are aware of the eye, the gaze which reads the beauty of the world and humans.

His ambitious quest as an artist, his desire to open up the path is both moving and convincing. The Amédéos are solidly anchored in a rich imagination and great craftmanship and we let them, in their rich complexity, take us by the hand and guide us. For Olivier Mérijon to exchange the paintbrush for a computer mouse is not at all a provocation or a desire for originality. It is everything but; it is the humble progression of a creator who refuses to content himself with his past successes in order to continue to explore, to experience the demanding passion of representing the world.

Once again, Olivier has given himself a challenge. And the result is what is to be expected. Captivating, seductive, bathed in this vibration of joyous and elegant curiosity which is also the description of his personality.

FRANÇOIS de MAZIERES, Maire adjoint chargé de la culture à Versailles.

 

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