Olivier de Kerten
Avant-garde contemporary artist. Expressionism abstract art

Olivier de Kerten is a contemporary French artist. In this site you will discover some of his recent artworks. In each of them, you will discover a common language defined by an expressionism abstract art. The artist creates a timeless genre of colours to express the depth of human emotion. He defines himself as an artist of emotional abstraction. He adopts a very particular style which consists in breaking with the classics of abstract painting. He associates colours through a process of gestural painting or gestural abstraction. He embarked on action painting by propelling painting in a spontaneous and non-figurative way, layering colours to arrive at a new constant.

- I can't explain it, but I think it's because my painting is a kind of communication with something beyond myself. I find myself in an emotional dimension. It's like I'm not really there. It's only after I get to know the painting that I see what I've been about. I don't have any fear about making changes or destroying the image because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through me, and that's when the results are good—when there's pure harmony and an easy give and take between me and the painting, so that it comes out well.⁣— Olivier de Kerten

Expressionism abstract Art

A demonstration of an explicit way of the emotion through simple artistic expressions.

The modern artist is working with space and time, and he is expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
Jackson Pollock

Facing the World
Facing the world 100x100 cm
Singularity 100x100 cm
Solar Wind II 100x100 cm
Solar Wind
Solar Wind 100x100 cm
Momentum 130x98 cm
The journey
The Journey 98x130 cm
Odysee de la pensee
Odysee de la pensee 93x74cm
The starts tomorrow
The day starts tomorrow 74x93 cm
Positive energy
Positive energy 50x50 cm
8 minutes in the univers
8 minutes in the univers 40x40 cm
Time dilation
Time dilation 40x40 cm
Principle of superposition
Principle of superposition 100x100 cm
Free access
Free access 100x100 cm
Perspective of freedom
Perspective of freedom 100x100 cm
No Comment
No comment 100x100 cm
Insomnia 30x30 cm
Transgression 61x82 cm

Digital Art

New possibilities offered by digital technology and the influence of computer graphics on art. The 21st century has opened up the world to new technologies and the online art space. The software, but also the creativity of the artist, is key in digital abstract art.

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler

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ART and Showroom

These are the most exclusive artworks the artist has displayed in private showrooms.

I'm not looking for perfection, but my creative work brings me peace of mind. They are the essence of my artwork because I believe in the supremacy of pure feeling in my creative art.
Olivier de Kerten


Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile. (c)