About Olivier

Olivier is a Award Winning Multi Talented Contemporary Artist. Winner of IPSE’s Freelance Project of the Year and he is shortlisted for European Diversity Awards (EDA): Coca Cola’s Hero of the Year 2019, who has been Deaf since birth. 

Olivier specialises in hand drawn multicoloured art and also creates Stencil Graffiti arts. Some of the hand drawn work uses different styles for example 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 raises peoples imaginations and awareness especially regarding deafness and disabilities.

Olivier is constantly experimenting and finding new ideas and concepts. Much of his work is inspired by many influences taken from personal life experiences of being Deaf and also from travels to Europe, Kenya and India.

He has commissioned original artworks, designed trays, fashions, canvas and calendars, as well as printed posters for both private and commercial customers.

Some of the artworks can be scanned and printed on to fabric canvas (Silk and Cotton) or digitally printed posters for cheaper price than original artwork, however Olivier mostly designs unique exclusive pieces, which can also be requested according to customer specification.

What the press, awards, publications and people say about Olivier…

europeandiversityawards.com/shortlist : About Shortlisted for European Diversity Awards (EDA): Coca Cola’s Hero of the Year (2019) (Click link to page)

nationalfreelancersday.com : About ‘IPSE Awards 2019 Winners’ (2019) (Click link to page)

Modern Work magazine (Issue 9): About ‘The 2019 Freelancer Awards: A sneak peak’ (2019) (Click link to page and look for Issue 9: page 29 to 41)

Modern Work magazine (Website): About ‘Freelance Project of the Year finalists announced’ (May 2019) (Click link to page)

IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed) : About ‘Freelance Project of the Year finalists’ (May 2019) (Click link to page)

Business Birmingham West Midland Growth Company : About ‘Birmingham freelancer shortlisted for national award’ (2019) (Click link to page)

Deaffest : About ‘Young Deaffest Art Competition’s Judging Panel for Deaffest annual event’ (Jan 2019) (Click link to page)

Uni-Ball’s Uni Heroes : Article about ‘Uni-Heroes’ – Olivier’s interview with Uni Ball (July 2018) (Click link to page)

RBSA’s Art Blog : Article about ‘Olivier Jamin: artist in focus’ interview with RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) (June 2018) (Click link to page)

Inspirational Matters : Article about Olivier’s interview with Inspirational Matters. (March 2018) (Click link to page)

Art Professional magazine Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: If I were 22… (Feb 2017) (Click link to page)

Audiovisability : Article about ‘Audiovisability commissioned Olivier’s canvas ‘Vibration’ (December 2016) (Click link to page)

Art Professional magazine Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: How to… successfully apply… (Feb 2016) (Click link to page)

blowUP Media UK : About Olivier’s Public Arts projects funded by Arts Council (Feb 2016) (Click link to page)

Limping Chicken Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: Article about Olivier’s Public Arts projects funded by Arts Council’s ‘Grants for the Arts’ (Feb 2016) (Click link to page)

Deaf Explorer : Blog about Deaf explorers event for young deaf creatives at Ikon Gallery. (October 2015) (Click link to page)

Spray Paint Ideas : Article about Olivier’s pictures of his work in which he uses Valspar spray paint (July 2015) (Click link to page)

Deaf Sussex Today magazine (DST) Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist, issue 19 (Dec 2009)

BBC See Hear filmed at Gig-arts with BT CEOs private exhibitions Disability and Diversity, BT Wholesale, London (February 2009)

Art and Soul Magazine, issue 17 Art now – Atelier East Summer exhibition (August 2008)

Veesee website showing a clip of my work shown at Deaf Day 11, City Lit, London (April 2007)

The 1st Holton Lee Disability Arts Competitive Exhibition (March 2007)

Arts Disability Culture Magazine (DAIL) celebratory ICI exhibition edition, issue 197 (March 2007)

BBC See Hear filmed clips of my work at BDA AGM Brighton Conference and ICA/BDA Exhibition (Jan 2007)

Aesthetica Magazine Art Exhibition, Gateway to the Quarter, York (Oct 2006)

Latest Art magazine Issue 2: Coral Sealife image with my contact details (July 2006)

SignMatter magazine by British Deaf Association (BDA): A Deaf Artists inspiration (July 2006)

Fenland Today website ‘Temporary’ exhibition, March Town Hall, March (Jan 2006)

Telegraph the evening newspaper for Peterbourgh area ‘Temporary exhibition’, March Town Hall, March (Jan 2006)

Fenland Citizen leisure newspaper ‘Temporary’ exhibition, March Town Hall, March (Jan 2006)

ArtBelow exhibition and website, Knightsbridge Underground Station, London (20/11/06 – 4/12/06)

Luton News, Dunstable Gazette and Herald & Post (Feb 2004)
“Deaf Luton artist Olivier Jamin is holding his exhibition of hand drawn abstract 2D work, which explores the effect of colour on the emotions and the psyche.”

Shape Arts’s Deaf Arts UK Magazine (Autumn 2004)
“Almost famous, Olivier Jamin”

“Olivier is a 27 year old artist who likes to experiment with new ideas all the time with different materials or by trying out different tools for his work, doing a variety of 2D abstract pen work and photography.”

Fiona Scheibl – The Courtyard Art Gallery, Hertford (Feb 2004)
“When I first saw Olivier’s drawings they reminded me of the very details work of Arabic art, with the same kind of spiritual patterns.”

Mercury Newspaper, Hertfordshire (Feb 2004)
Article following Olivier’s first solo exhibition at Courtyard Art Gallery. 3rd to 14th Feb 2004
“Olivier Jamin’s exhibition features 39 supremely detailed works… You may need to look at Olivier Jamin’s abstract drawings  for a few minutes before you notice the shapes concealed within their colourful patterns”

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