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Oliver Schibli - Premio Combat Prize

OPERA IN CONCORSO | Sezione Pittura

 | Still Standing

Still Standing
perlacrylic on canvas, canvas

Oliver Schibli

nato/a a Switzerland
residenza di lavoro/studio: Baden, SWITZERLAND

iscritto/a dal 03 feb 2017

visualizzazioni: 1039


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acrylics on gold leaf, canvas

Descrizione Opera / Biografia

Oliver is a self-taught artist who began creating in his early years at school. During this time and until 2012 he never showed his work to the public.
After his early experiments in painting and other artistic media he decided to do a four-year apprenticeship as a sign maker, enrolling in the visual school of art in Bern, Switzerland. This is where he learned many different techniques; from writing with feathers, working with gold leaf, the colour gauge, screen printing and all the important aspects of creating. Oliver understood that it was essential to learn the basics of working with different materials, techniques and possibilities.
After this important stage a dark period entered his life; as a reaction to his mothers suicide, he went through a ten-year period of creative blockage, as he was trying to cope with the tragedy. During this time he created very few finished pieces but, at the age of thirty, the dark cloud in his life lifted and began again thinking about and creating serious art.
Always keeping a normal job in the office during the day, he worked in the evenings and during every free minute and became more and more secure about his capabilities and in which direction he wanted to go. He then set his mind to becoming one of the most successful and well-known artists in the world.
With this goal in mind, he made the life-changing decision in March 2014 to become a full-time artist. This has given him the opportunity to find his unique style. In 2014 he left Switzerland to work in Asia, away from all of the distractions that Zurich has to offer. As a consequence, for a full year he had his own art gallery in Thailand, during which time he worked almost fifteen hours each day to perfect his technique and ideas. His experimentation took him in many directions. He also started to produce different accessories onto which to print his artwork and created his own art brand. This was the birth of the BUBU Collection.
After his time in Asia; countless hours of experimenting and having learnt a lot about the production process, he has returned to Switzerland to take his art career to another level.