Jacco Olivier (b. 1972) considers himself a painter. And yet, his works are animations: videos that document the interplay between representation and abstraction, astounding and yet delightfully simple to understand.
Every single painting of Olivier's is reworked over and over in rough expressive brush strokes, with the artist recording every stage of painting meticulously by photographing the canvas. The films that result from this documentation process are rapturous animations of narrative episodes. A man bathes, an airplane lands, a woman wraps herself in a towel. The viewer is presented with an intimate display of the painter's trade and decision making process as Olivier exposes every change to his composition.