Nature's Palette

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Olivier Bienaime to tell us a little bit about his life, his art and his sources of inspiration.


What do you call your series of artworks?

– "Les Paysages" and "L'Arbre Bleu." They encapsulate the essence of landscapes and the enigmatic allure of a centenarian walnut tree, evoking memories and emotions tied to nature.

What technique have you used?

– Mainly acrylics on cotton canvas and linen for larger canvases, complemented by dry and fat chalks, occasionally watercolors for smaller drawings.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– Nature serves as a muse, not just for artistic representation but as a conduit for memory and exploration of color mysteries. The interactions, associations, and reactions of colors evoke emotions and reflections.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– My educational background lies in graphic design from the Ecole des Gobelins in Paris. My professional journey started with prominent brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Agnes B., and Sonia Rykiel. Over the last decade, I've transitioned into painting and drawing, with a focus on exploring more personal, abstract, and emotionally resonant themes.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Nature, memories, colors.

What we love about OLIVIER BIENAIME:

Olivier Bienaime's artistry resides in the seamless fusion of memories and nature's vibrant hues. His work encapsulates not just landscapes but the emotional essence of a centenarian tree. Olivier's adeptness with colors explores their enigmatic magic, provoking profound sensory reactions.