We are very pleased to welcome the French artist Gilles Olry to our 10dence projects network. We met up with Gilles Olry during our artist in residency last month at La Providence in Ille sur Tet and we got highly inspired by his work as well as his person during our visit to his studio in Corbère, Pyrénées-Orientales. We are allready working out on a presentation of him and his work on our website www.10dencegallery.com and we can't wait to introduce his work to you shortly.
Gilles Olry was born in 1956 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. A self-taught artist, Olry began drawing as a child and continued to pursue the craft passionately into his young adult life by taking first steps at fanzines following Reiser, Topor and Choron's paths. Eventually, he moved into painting and began creating contemporary art during the 1980s. Gilles Olry’s influential work illustrates an undeniable understanding of the normative and academic codes of traditional painting juxtaposed with his refreshing ready-to-think of history of Art. Today Gilles Olry works and lives in Corbère, Pyrénées-Orientales.