Microbe falls into the stylistic category of some of Olivier’s more recent large scale works that multilayer various different painterly processes in order to create an overall whole.
We watch an abstract microcosmic world float, appear, and disappear. The various layers and elements of paint remind of minuscule forms of organic life.
The cumulative levels of non-representational painting that drift over the screen heavily reference Gerhard Richter’s Abstract Paintings – named by Olivier as one of his two favourite living artists.
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