Artist Talk: Olsen & Ormandy
Meet artists behind the brand Dinosaur Designs. This dynamic duo will walk you into their practice, the exhibition and their business success.
I have a fascination with balance and the relationship between being bold and the sensitivity of the delicate. I’m constantly inspired by nature; there is a something beautiful about the time things takes to evolve and perfect in the natural world. Resin, one of the materials we have worked with in this exhibition has a wonderful viscous fluidity that allows us to cross the boundaries of sculpture and painting, which are very tactile, like three-dimensional poems that can be read by touch. Our creativity is still informed by our love of art, with curiosity and imagination at its core - Olsen
My work is born of the subconscious mind. I’m looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel - Ormandy
Olsen & Ormandy is an exhibition from artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, featuring a series of paintings, sculptures and tapestry that celebrate the pair’s creative partnership and evolving artistic practice which has existed for over 30 years.
The exhibition showcases individual works of art from each artist alongside pieces made in collaboration, drawing on Olsen and Ormandy’s substantial archive, but also incorporating new paintings and large-scale sculptural installations made especially for this exhibition.