About

Olivier Pauwels

  • Oliver Pauwels

    Olivier Pauwels (°1974)

    Olivier Pauwels, also known by his tag BOHI, is a Belgian artist holding a graphic arts degree. He started his career as a painter and graphic designer, but quickly turned his attention towards three-dimensional assemblages. It’s exactly those fascinating assemblages that trigger everyone’s imagination.

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    Reinventing art

    With an eye for detail and a strong preference for old materials, combined with sweet little babies, Olivier creates an apocalyptic image track. This track seeks the balance between humour and threat, violence and love, renewal and reconditioning.

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    Cyberbabies

    Extraordinary examples of Olivier’s art work are his cyber babies: android creatures, born from classic toy dolls and old machine parts. These humanoid contraptions, which originally were given an undeniably steampunk look or donned military attributes, are moving as well as fascinating. They enable the artist to express his own view of the world.

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    Inspiration

    The artist guides us towards a surreal world of ‘Cyber Babies’ and futuristic machines. It’s an escape from reality, as well as a statement launching every baby, every new-born into an outrageous world. A world in which the mass hysteria of the constantly wanting more determines the rhythm of life. The babies are the seed for the next generation. They’re a blank slate on which we can project our wishes, fears and dreams of the future.

  • Creation

    It’s actually the objects themselves that trigger new creations. Objects are decontextualized and are given a new dimension, a new identity, whereby they lose all connection with their past. “Where the life of an object stops… the dream world of the artist begins.”

  • Skulls and Wheels

    Olivier’s specific way of assemblage got him in touch with film legend George Miller in 2010. Olivier participated in shaping the image of the movie Mad-Max Fury Road (2015), which was rewarded with 6 Oscars. The film director is a kindred spirit who creates his own world, a world that questions what lies ahead in the universe.

Portfolio

A little taste of Bohi's work

C-Baby Binoculairejet

2017

Maserati Dragster

2016

Manta-Mig

2016

Marchal M12

2016

Sub-Zero U-0

2015

Guestronauts

2013 - 2014

V8 Hoover Plymouth

2014

Bombobomber

2014

Drawings

2014 - 2016

Books

Buy Olivier's books

Introducing Bohi

Introducing Bohi

2007

 

Future Pass 3.0

Future Pass 3.0

2014

Cyber-Baby I

Cyber-Baby I

2015

 

Cyber-Baby II

Cyber-Baby II

2016

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director George Miller invited Bohi to work on the design of the creatures for Mad Max: Fury Road

Creatures

Backstage

Exhibitions

2018

MU-ZEE (PMMK), Oostende, Belgium
In dialoog met Paul Van Hoeydonck, Guestronaut 2014 - Fallen Astronaut 1971

2016

Living Tomorrow, Next Door Light @ Dark, Belgium
Animamix Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Publication Book Cyber-Baby II, Olivier Pauwels, Stichting Kunstboek

2015

Exhibition Porsche Mechelen, Belgium
One man show, Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Shanghai Art Fair, China
Publication Book Cyber-Baby I, Olivier Pauwels, Stichting Kunstboek

2014

Travelling Device, Device Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - USA
Future Pass 3.0, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam from 13 February throught 31 August 2014, Netherlands

2013

Art Gent, Belgium

2012

Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2011

Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Shanghai Contemporary, Shanghai, China
54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMinations of the Venice Biennale 2011, Venice, Italy
Seven Seventy Gallery, Paris, France

2010

Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie 138, Honfleur, France
Memorial Van Damme, Brussel, Belgium
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Mad-Max Studio's, Warner Bros, Australia (props skulls, weapons, wheels)

2009

Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Reconstructed - Device Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA

2008

De 40 Oostendse kunstenaars - Staf Versluyscentrum, Bredene, Belgium
Lineart, Gent, Belgium

2007

Lineart, Gent, Belgium

Artstore, Introducing Bohi Olivier Pauwels, Brugge, Belgium

2006

Artstore, Brugge, Belgium

2004

Mönchengladbach, Germany

How to reach Olivier

Get in touch with Olivier Pauwels

Oostende, Belgium
+32 475721299

Info@OlivierPauwels.com

GCV. 0664.601.636

 

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