Olivia Lennon

Works

 

About

Olivia Lennon paints labour intensive watercolor miniatures exploring contemporary, historical and poetic theories of the nature of the universe. Lennon‘s watercolors are executed in interference pigments on vinyl paint. The dense matte blacks of the vinyl contrast with the opalescent nature of the interference pigments, encouraging the viewer to shift their position to see the colours of the image in its entirety. Interference watercolor pigments are grains of the translucent mineral mica thinly electroplated in different thicknesses of titanium white. The thickness of the titanium determines the angle of refraction of light above the paint, creating the optical illusion of color. Each painting explores a single historical or theoretical facet of observations or speculations of outer space. Lennon's works circle around the topics of navigation, topography, mapping and the search for resources in space. Lennon’s work is as much poetic as scientifically informed and thereby reflects the constant process of de- and reconstruction that takes place in ordered and chaotic views of the cosmos.

 

Exhibitions

 

Vitae

1988 Born in Sydney, Australia

2010 Honours in Printmaking, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

2007 – 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Exhibitions

2019, Retrospective Show, Exgirlfriend Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2019, SWAB Art Fair, BBA Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Duo/Group Show

2018, Exchange Art Fair, BBA Gallery, Germany, Group Show

2018, Perception Change, Studio Baustelle, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2018, Outlands, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2018, Floating Islands, Exgirlfriend Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Duo/Group Show

2018, Breathing The Ultimate Wave, Sprechsaal Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, Drawing Hub Auction, The Drawing Hub, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, Represented Artists/ End of Year Show, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, C.A.R. Art Fair, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, Global Print Biennale, Duoro, Portugal, Group Show

2017, Pop Up, The Ballery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, Drome, BBA Gallery, Artsy online show

2017, 1917- Hundert Jahre Revolutionen, Sprechsaal Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2017, Orbits, Vzor Studio with Neuköllner Produktion, Berlin, Germany, Solo Show

2016, Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A. , Group Show

2016, XXS Size, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Group Show

2015, Diagrams of Everything, Draw International Studios, Caylus, France, Group Show

2015, Crowd Favourites, Gallery of Modern Shart, Newcastle, Australia, Group Show

2014, Nyx Oscillates, L3 Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Solo Show

2014, Your Voice, Red Cross Campaign Exhibition, Sydney, Australia, Solo Show

2013, NOX, Newtown Hub Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Duo/Group Show

2012, Members Show, 4A Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Group Show

2012, Solstice, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Group Show

2011, MONO, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Group Show

2010, Fragments, Mils Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Group Show

2009, Fold, Stairwell Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Group Show

2009, Exchange Show, Curtin, RMIT, NAS, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, Australia, Group Show

Flaco Zacarias