Olivier is a Contemporary Artist, who has been Deaf since birth. He was born in France, however, now lives in the UK.
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 artworks, designed and created fridge magnets, gift cards, 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, publication and people say about Olivier…
Inspirational Matters Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: 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)
Art Professional magazine Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: How to… successfully apply… (Feb 2016) (Click link to page)
Limping Chicken Olivier Jamin, Deaf Contemporary Artist: Article about Olivier’s Public Arts projects funded by Arts Council (Feb 2016) (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”