Jacques Olivar: Another Day in Paradise
April 27 – June 9, 2018

Jacques Olivar

Photo House presents for the first time in Brussels, a selection of photography by Jacques Olivar and invites you to discover an exceptional journey of 30 years of photography. Today curators of contemporary art celebrate the work of Jacques Olivar, recognizing in his staging, inspired by literature or cinema, the subtle evocation of the unconscious desires of our time. Photography and Fine Art intertwine without borders: the suggestive work of Jacques Olivar is a pure example of this movement.

 

Jacques Olivar

Jacques Olivar

This exhibition reveals two aspects of Jacques Olivar’s work: Black and white that takes us into atmospheres inspired by neo-realist movements where looks, gestures, scales of grey make us penetrate into the emotional universe of the photographed characters; Color that, by using a palette that suggests the Technicolor of mythical cinema, evokes America’s chipped dream, as the great films directors like Nicolas Ray, Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock or writers like Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, John Steinbeck.

 

Jacques Olivar

Jacques Olivar

In this exhibition, you’ll find images of stars from fashion’s world, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Natalia Vodianova, Monica Belluci, Nadja Auermann, and cinematographic atmospheres of a certain America. Jacques Olivar’s world, by his staging goes far beyond the fashion photography, and leads us to Fine Art. He tells us stories where we can invent them, in a dazzling narrative style that is his own signature.

 

Jacques Olivar

Jacques Olivar

Audacity and cinematographic sensitivity are keys to his incomparable style. Olivar dominates the art of suggestion and visual seduction with a perpetual fascination for storytelling.

Close your eyes, superimpose all his images in one sequence, and the movie begins. “Jacques, tell us a story…”

 

Jacques Olivar

The Artist

Born in Casablanca in 1941, Jacques Olivar was initially trained as an airline pilot. However, his love for the imagination leads him very quickly towards photography. He started in Paris as an advertising photographer and filmmaker, his work has been rewarded with numerous awards, including the Grand Prix Strategies.

In 1984 he devoted himself entirely to fashion photography and collaborates with the most prestigious magazines, Vogue English, Uomo, Vogue Italy, German Vogue, Vogue Spain, Italian Marie-Claire. He will also sign campaigns of the most prestigious houses: Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Celine, Sonia Rykiel, Comme des Garcons, Burberry, Trussardi, and Givenchy. His photographs have been exhibited in many museums and galleries around the world.

 

Jacques Olivar: Another Day in Paradise
April 27 – June 9, 2018 / Photo House
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