Birmingham based Deaf Artist Olivier Jamin has announced that he has secured the opportunity to showcase his work at the new Grand Central Shopping Centre Birmingham and on blowUP media’s giant digital screen near the Bullring Shopping Centre.
Olivier who is supported by “Grants for the Arts” through Arts Council England, is a Contemporary Artist who has been Deaf since birth and has had a long life passion for the arts.
Olivier specialises in hand drawn multicoloured art and creates Stencil Graffiti. Some of his hand drawn work uses different styles such as pen dotting style or ‘tricking the eye’ art so people can spend time looking at the artwork rather than a quick 5 second glance.
The aim is to produce work that combines the effect of colours and patterns and raise people’s imagination and awareness especially regarding deafness and disabilities.
Olivier is constantly experimenting and finding new ideas and concepts. Much of his work is inspired by influences taken from personal life experiences of being Deaf and from his travels to Europe, Kenya and India.
The installation of Olivier’s work starts 1st February 2016.
Jonathan Cheetham, General Manager for Grand Central, said: “Partnering with Olivier Jamin was an easy decision for us. Whilst we are a shopping and dining destination, we’re still very much focused on investing in the people of our city. We have thousands of people passing through Grand Central each day, so we are thrilled to be able to provide Olivier with a magnificent platform to help build further awareness of his inspirational artwork.”
Simon Russell, Sales Director for blowUP media, said: “We love to see great creative content running on our sites and Olivier’s drawings are a great showcase for our medium. We are very pleased to be able to help him share his work with the city of Birmingham and raise awareness for deafness and disabilities.
Olivier Jamin, Deaf Artist, said “I am pleased to have received funding from Arts Council England, and to have been chosen by Grand Central and blowUP media to showcase my work. It’s a dream come true to show my art to the public and to think it will be seen by thousands if not, millions of people as they pass through Birmingham is difficult to conceive. A special thanks to all the people who have supported me over the years”.
To find out more about Grants for the Arts visit the “what we do section” on their website: www.artscouncil.org.uk
Olivier Jamin is available for interview, filming and photographs. Please contact Olivier by email: firstname.lastname@example.org