Olivier Petiteau: recent works
Since his arrival at the gallery in 2015, Olivier Petiteau has continued his research on curves, diagrams and all forms of statistical representations. It is never a question of being interested in figures or data for their informative character but more in the visual aspect of their graphic representation.
In the background, geometry remains present in all his works. Olivier Petiteau likes to confront statistics or curves which have nothing in common except their possible aesthetic complementarity ("bees & BitTorrent" or "furniture and glyphosate"). He also questions us on the use of figures, statistics or graphic representations and especially on their use in modern communication and the saturation caused by their omnipresence in the media.
In the same way, in the realization of his works, Olivier Petiteau likes to surprise us with agile associations of materials diverted from their usual uses. He can, for example, combine elements of marquetry in a delicate and precise manner with another made of raw cement.
This exhibition of "recent works" highlights the multiplicity and recent evolutions of Olivier Petiteau's work.
The exhibition at the gallery is also an introduction to his personal exhibition "Screen Capture" scheduled at the Cholet Museum from March 6 to August 28, 2020.