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20120426220253-untitled__acrylic_100_x_65_-january_2012
Acrylic 100 X 65
20120426220702-untitled___last_version___acrylic_60x50_jan_2012
untitled, Jan 2012 Acrylic 60 X 50
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One particular moment, february 2012 Acrylic 116 X 89
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Revolution I / wild horses, March 2012 Acrylic 89 X 116
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Revolution II / flaming horses, April 2012 Acrylic 116 X 89
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Revolution III / fratricide horses, April 2012 Acrylic 89 X 116
20120426221619-emergency_exit_-_acrylic__54_x_81_-avril_2012
Acrylic 54 X 81
20120929125607-dragonflies___fly_away___2012
Dragonflies , fly away, June 2012 Oil 50 X 60
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Le Chant des Sirènes, July 2012 Oil 60 X 50
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Tohoku, Sept 2012 Oil 81 X 54
20140130212136-le_horla_-huile_60_x_60_dec_2012
Le Horla, 2012 Oil 60 X 60
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Keep it in the closet, 2012 Oil 70 X 50
20140130215142-sale_rat_-_mars_2012_-_acrylic__100_x_100
Acrylic 100 X 100
20140130211852-tales_of_survival_-_oct_2012_-_huile_-_72_x_54
Tales of Surival, 2013 Oil 72 X 54
20140130213010-asphalt__poetry_-_acrylic_-70_x_50_-_3_march_2013
Asphalt Poetry, 2013 Acrylic 70 X 50
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Inclination, 2013 Oil 100 X 70
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Mother, 2013 Oil 46 X 38
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David, 2013 Oil 73 X 50
20140130220817-body_of_evidence_-_acrylic_40_x_40_-_janvier_2013
Body of Evidence, 2013 Acrylic 40 X 40
20140130221149-the__new_dawn-_oct_2013_-_acrylic_-_65_x_54
The New Dawn, 2013 65 X 54
20140130222342-whatever_lies_behind_the_door_-_oil-_70_x_70_-_nov_2013
Whatever lies behind the door, 2013 Oil 70 X 70
20140130222523-all_her_marbles_-_oil_-_40_x_60_-_nov_2013
All her marbles, 2013 Oil 60 X 40
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Baptism, 2014 Oil 100 X 65
20140130222931-the_human_chalice_-oil-__80_x_60_-_jan_2014
The Human Chalice, 2014 Oil 80 X 60
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Denis, 2001 Oil 41 X 33
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Rhino, 2001 Acrylic 100 X 80
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Gaza, 2002 Acrylic 120 X 80
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Self-portrait, 2002 Acrylic 24 X 33
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Jean, 2002 Oil 60 X 45
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Icarus (Detail )
Sketch_for_dawn
Sketch for Dawn, 2010 Acrylic 92 X 72
Pleasure_principle
The Pleasure Principle, 2010 Oil 120 X 80
D_bwv_1052___allegro
Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052, June 2010 Acrylic
Go_down___moses
Idriss, June 2010 Oil 40 X 27
Ouda_2
Ouda, May 2010 Oil 100 X 65
Des_cellules_qui_s_emballent_2
des cellules qui s'emballent, May 2010 Acrylic 100 X 100 Cm
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Anouche, 2010 Acrylic 60 X 45
Life_s_but_a_moment
life's but a moment, 2010 Acrylic 60 X 45
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Le sexe et l'effroi, 2010 Oil 92 X 73
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closer, 2010 Oil 53 X 38
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around the bend, 2010 Acrylic 80 X 50
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Scarecrow 1, 2010 Oil 100 X 73
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Scarecrow 2, 2010 Oil 100x 73
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Scarecrow 3, 2010 Oil 100 X 73
20111115161832-here_we_are_in_the_years_-_acrylic_46_x_61_-_march_2010
Here we are in the years, 2010 Acrylic 46 X 61
20111119154707-the_late_stroll
the last stroll, 2010 Acrylic 53 X 38
20140131131740-the_narrow_escape
the Narrow escape, 2010 Acrylic 80 X 60
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Self Discipline, Sept 2011 Oil 75 X 46
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Salut à toi le Japonais !, 2011 Oil 150 X 100
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war icon 1, Sept 2011 Oil 46 X 38
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War icon 2, 2011 Oil
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tsunami, 2011 Oil
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connection, 2011 Oil 54 X 81
20111111085953-cutting_point_2
Cutting point, 2011 Oil 117 X 73
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Keep it in the closet, 2011 Oil 60 X 46
20111116024120-i_died_a_100_times_-_oil_100x_73_-_oct_2011
I died a hundred times, 2011 Oil 100x73
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Ouda, 2011 Oil 100 X 73
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untitled, Dec 2012 Oil On Panel 80 X 60
20120426220116-untitled_-_acrylic_on_canvas__60_x_50_dec_2011
untitled, Dec 2011 Acrylic 60 X 50
Running_wild__2002
running wild, 2003 Oil / Acrylic 25 X 40
Quick Facts
Birthplace
lyon
Birth year
1963
Lives in
paris
Works in
paris
Representing galleries
Blackheath gallery. Uk
Tags
figurative
Biography

Born in 1963 in Lyon, Olivier Massebeuf  attended  the Paris School of fine Arts  in the 1980’s and took pleasure in studying the work of graphic artists  such as Hugo Pratt and Jacques Tardi  but did not feel inclined to devote himself entirely to painting as a way of life .
In those days, he made a few  acrylic paintings in black and white .
Between 1983 and 1987 he concentrated on his English studies but continued to draw  and to indulge his fascination with the comic strip as an art form . With his sister Pascale he carried out a project called “ Rosa ” . This involved the writing of a story which inspired the accompanying illustrative cartoon .
At the same time , Olivier Massebeuf painted at night after his daytime studies, a marginal , somewhat secretive activity which he took to heart and which brought out in him a deep- seated affinity for painting .
Having spent a year in London teaching French as a language assistant , Olivier Massebeuf returned to Paris and started working as an illustrator  for a Role playing magazine called GRAAL , which enabled him to improve his craft , notably composition , a key element in his future work as a painter.
Nevertheless ,when he stopped  working for the magazine in 1990, he became engrossed in various music projects , to such an extent that for the next ten years he did not pick a pencil or a brush .
In those days , he was dedicated to music above all .
In 2000, Olivier Massebeuf resumed painting with the conviction that he was  now ready to express deeper feelings ,while playing music and working as a teacher of English in a suburban High School .
That’s when he started to paint relentlessly with contradictory feelings of fulfilment and frustration
Although  Olivier Massebeuf is reticent when talking about his artistic journey , he  gives a few hints as regards his work :
“As a teenager I came across Egon Schiele’s drawings and it came as a shock. I see him as the precursor of comics ( along with Toulouse Lautec ) , quite ahead of his time… Hugo Pratt might have thought the same ! Since then, I’ve had a taste for strange atmospheres that have sometimes been considered as morbid  though I don’t think my painting conveys pessimistic feelings . As a teenager , I was fascinated by  Paul Delvaux’s solemn onirism that seemed to match my taste for the English Cold wave that was a fashionable music trend then .
Besides, I feel really close to painters like Lucian Freud, francis Bacon, Jean Rustin or Jenny Saville who carry on with the exploration of the human soul , a trend that will never fade away “.

 

 

 

Marie Voisin - English adaptation  by Angela Cornforth. 2010

  

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