South Devon based artist whose recent achievements include winning the Wessex Artist award at the RWA, and the Evolver Arts Prize at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. He graduated with a BA Fine Art Degree from the University of Plymouth in 2004 and has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the country ever since.
Oliver’s practice examines the physical process of painting, focusing on the application and materiality of the artwork. He paints between layers of thick glossy resin to create an enclosed three-dimensional surface. These layers of imagery are intertwined with notes, shapes, and scribbles, then repainted and deconstructed until they form a balanced and cohesive artwork. The juxtaposition of order and chaos within the work creates a visual tension between what is revealed and what is left concealed.