Oli-B is a painter, illustrator and street artist from Brussels, Belgium.
His work ranges across a huge array of media: acrylic, spray paint as well as digital or screen printing techniques on a wide variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, walls or even stickers. Oli-B’s flow operates on various fronts. Visually, it is fluidity that predominates, colours that are emphatic but balance each other; and a composition that binds everything together.
Since his teenage artist period he painted what he loved – forms and colours – and flirt now more with contemporary art. The letters developed in the direction of characters, the characters towards forms.
From abstract and figurative shapes charged with vivid colors, Oli-B molds the frontiers of his singular universe, where onirism interweaves with harmony and hope. Each piece writes its story and unveils new facets. This shiny space, as its inhabitants, is animated by the artist’s desire for equilibrium. When he crosses that frontier, he deploys his ideal and optimistic vision of the world, in opposition to the real image tainted with bitterness that he sometimes has of it.
Oli-B loves the hustle and bustle of big cities and their crowds and uses the public spaces as a playground. He also makes his art living by integrating it in the urban jungle through mural painting and collage. His canvas, posters and murals are all hand-painted unique pieces.
Oli-B invites you to his colorful, positive and vivid universe, where shapes, people and other elements born out of hisimagination intermingle in an intuitive and spontaneous manner. An imaginary and secluded place, where movements and rhythm are highly important. He makes colors dance and opens you the doors to an environment where the sense are created differently according to the lectures and interpretations.
Picture © Hamza Seriak