‘‘I like to make shiny, colorful art pieces that appeal to our dreams and urges but actually deal with decay or disillusion,’’ says the Brussels-based artist Vincent Olinet.
Decay is the stage of existence.
Vincent Olinet experiments and makes his works as objects-toys in transit between the real and the imaginary. Fascinated by the making of the merveilleux, he carves into the real and confer it the excess of a dream. He chooses his subjects for their emotional power, their potential to speak universally, and shapes them to amplify their sculptural nature. His models become two-face figures, protagonist and stage, playing with both an attractive and repulsive perceptions, developing the confusion of truth and falsity.
Vincent Olinet works in a variety of mediums from sculpture, photography and mixed media to large scale installations. Olinet attended l'Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, France, 1999-2005 and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 2006 - 2007. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Prix Pézieux and 2004 Charles Dufraine sculpture prize from l'Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts. Olinet lives and works between Brussels and Singapore.