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