Olivie Keck is a Cape Town artist creating beautifully vibrant paintings, drawings, and ceramics. She received a BAFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2011. Olivie then held a screenprinting residency at 50ty/50ty. She has also held printmaking residencies at the Kala Art Institute in the USA and the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. Following this, Olivie hosted 3 solo exhibitions in gallery spaces across South Africa. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous group exhibition projects both locally and in the UK.
Olivie describes herself as a ‘mass romantic’: “I relish loud colours, juxtaposing ideas, jumbled associations and subverting expectations. There’s a ‘pleasure spiked with pain’ feeling about the work I make. This is a sensation I feel captures my experience of the world. Humans are never fully in one attitude and I’d like to think my work echoes both the severity and the humor in this sentiment.”