Olivier Richon

Discovered him on the website of London based gallery IBID. Olivier Richon seems to take note from Jan Fyt and other 17th century Dutch still life painters in his photography. Combining similar elements à la the use of dogs and titles like 'The Hunt' he connects these analogous qualities to modern themes and ideas in a very controlled manner. There is also a very simplistic style the Lausanne native promotes throughout his work, impressive in itself the style gives off a feeling of deep meaning through its ambiguity. Knowing he received a Masters of Philosophy by thesis and project sort of makes sense of all this, it also admits to why he seems to borrow from past Dutch masters to tackle today's socially impounded ideas through the use of objects.


The Hunt. It is now our business not to let the beast get away.

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