Olly French



French studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, and majored in painting in the early 90’s. French’s work has been about the surprise and depth, emotion and association of the physicality of the act of painting. French has said of the work:

 “I often reference gestural abstract painters for whom the stroke or the mark gives so much to an image - that the smear of a loaded brush of thick paint has an action attached to it - and therefore gives the feeling of movement across the surface.”