Oliv Wan Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Oliv Wan
Live in: Montpellier, Herault, France
Artworks for sale: 13.00
Oliv Wan Artist Bio:
I began to draw since I was a child, firstly because my grand sister was doing so. Painting came afterwards and then collage technique. Autodidact, I have painted several things before reaching the first satisfying pieces of art. My first paintings (back in 2004) pictured golf men, since I am one. I usually take my passions to inspire my paintings. As a solo charleston dancer (world champion in 2011) and a lindy hop teacher (with the Swingjammerz association in Montpellier), a musician and a jazz music fan, you will see most of the famous jazz legends on my paintings. Frankie Manning, Billie Holliday, Louis Amstrong, Ella Fitzgerald... are examples of familiar faces you will recognize. My collage technique was born with the will to recycle these newspapers and magazines so easily wasted. Using them, I decided to create unique pieces combined with photographies and paintings of glorious people of the Jazz and Swing scenes or even from Hollywood movies of 20's and 30's.