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
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, Deputy Mayor in charge of culture at Versailles.