Monday, October 21, 2013

The Paintings and Performance Art of OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN

"For more than 20 years, Olivier de Sagazan has developed a hybrid practice that integrates painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. In his existential performative series Transfiguration, which he began in 2001, de Sagazan builds layers of clay and paint onto his own face and body to transform, disfigure and take apart his own figure, revealing an animalistic human who is seeking to break away from the physical world."

Oliver de Sagazan's performance art is reminiscent of a Francis Bacon painting in motion.  Probably most well known for performing Transfiguration in the film Samsara, Oliver's live work is a captivating watch.


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