Clashing Colour In Abundance in Olivié Keck’s Latest Work ‘Museum Quality’

The Book Of Changes - Olivie Keck

The Book Of Changes

 

Colours clash and patterns collide in Olivié Keck’s exuberant illustrations. Rich with humour and human nature, her characters inhabit the page in eclectic accessories (pink nipple tassels! green vellies!) and excellent printful ensembles. Olivié unapologetically fills negative space to the brim with loopy lines and wobbly shapes while the titles of her drawings offer a darker twist or insight to the tale being told in them.

 

Officially a printmaking major, Olivié makes art seem effortless and overflowing creating works in embroidery, ink, installation and ceramic. Her illustration she does as a side profession. In a previous interview with her we asked where she draws the distinction between her two roles: fine artist and freelance illustrator. To which she replied, “They are both equal in their own right and satisfy different parts of my aesthetic. They exist along side each other and are both unashamedly ‘O.K’. In general, the most defining distinction between these two fields is probably cost and time. Maybe people see illustration as less important? Personally I think that’s just a weird institutional hangover. However, if this is the general belief, then I own the task of being subtly subversive; ‘high brow’ and ‘low brow’ at the same time – makes me feel like Punch at a party – you never know what you’re gonna’ get!”

 

Her latest collection of drawings “Museum Quality” will be on sale in Cape Town on the second last day of May where Olivié invites you for “a morning of general frivolity and ‘man-on-the-street’ purchases.” What you can be sure to get should you attend are “all the usual niceties that have come to be associated with the genre of ‘Open-Studio’ events or ‘Pop-In’ gatherings.” And, of course, the opportunity to make ones of these yours.

 

See the Facebook event page for more.
www.facebook.com/O.K.Illustration
oliviekeckart.wordpress.com

 

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Overlapping

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Failed Magician

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The Forbidden Morsel

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Let’s Go Out

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The Affair

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Genuine Human Moment

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Bitter Sitter

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It’s Late In The Day

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Middle Class

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Napovers

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Just Askin’

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Nightcall

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Physically Forgotten

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