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JACCO OLIVIER

MOVING PICTURES

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November 13 – December 11, 2004

 Still from Submerge, 2003, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Submerge, 2003

Animation on DVD

Duration: 1 minute, 40 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from BMK, 2003, 	Animation on DVD

Still from BMK, 2003

Animation on DVD

Duration: 46 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from 11 a.m., 2004, 	Animation on DVD

Still from 11 a.m., 2004

Animation on DVD

Duration: 1 minute, 42 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from Hide, 2004, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Hide, 2004

Animation on DVD

Duration: 1 minute

Edition of 5

 Still from Exit, 2004, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Exit, 2004

Animation on DVD

Duration: 44 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from Turning Point, 2004, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Turning Point, 2004

Animation on DVD

Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from Normandy, 2004, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Normandy, 2004

Animation on DVD

Duration: 1 minute, 8 seconds

Edition of 5

 Still from Sign, 2003, 	Animation on DVD

Still from Sign, 2003

Animation on DVD

Duration: 54 seconds

Edition of 5

Jacco Olivier is a young Dutch painter who uses animation to illuminate the narrative process of painting. Olivier fuses painting and moving images in tiny, projected, animated works that invest small and intangible moments with a magical lyricism.
Olivier begins with a painting that he paints over time and again; photographing each stage, until the original slowly degenerates and finally disappears all together. What remains is an animated history of the work, a slice of time, which captures scraps of narrative and memories that are joined together to form a moving picture.
Between the groups of colors and abstract forms of paint, Olivier reveals a microcosmic animated world of informal situations – a frog tries to cross the road, men walk in a field, an airplane flies overhead. These mementos are small, chance reflections about both the nature of the world and the nature of painting. There is a casual uneasiness and tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened, but there are no definitive answers, beginnings or conclusions. Rather Olivier's animations find their own place in the margins, somewhere between a story and a painting.
Moving Pictures is Jacco Olivier's first solo exhibition in New York and will include seven new films. The artist's work is also currently on view at Victoria Miro Gallery in London. Jacco Olivier was born in the Netherlands in 1972, he graduated from the Rijksakademie in 1998 and lives and works in Amsterdam.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
For further information, please call 212.680.9889 or email info@marianneboeskygallery.com