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Internationally award winning, Olivier Lamboray (1968) is a Belgian Surrealist painter who currently lives in Indonesia with his daughter. He has been painting since 1992 and has, to date, had many successful exhibitions in Belgium, USA, Monaco, Germany, Italy, England, France,Thailand, Netherlands, Indonesia and Guinea.
“Painting is my Life”… Would really define who I am.
Surrealism is very present in Belgian culture and I have been fascinated by it since his early years… “The magical feeling of the surreal dream…”
Often compared to famous Belgian Luminaries such as Rene Magritte or Paul Delvaux, I have developed a very personal style, classical but surprising and inviting.The deep blue of my skies is a trademark really recognisable.
After many years traveling around the world and embracing different cultures, colours, mind sets, I settled on an almost deserted island in the Andaman sea for 6 years.
6 years facing the horizon, facing myself, the infinite.. The reflection of the self and the deep search of personal understanding of a life journey.
… And like the Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist, it takes around the globe to realise that what we are looking for, is inside us.
The steps on that path were difficult … A dangerous trip where it is easy to get lost in the darkness of the loneliness, teasing craziness
In the deep places of the mind….
It was like walking on a wire at the edge of the world.
Painting is what kept me alive, the dream, the faith, the wonder.
Painting brings me euphorically feelings and equilibrium between my utopian vision of the world and the reality we live in...
“Every painting leads me closer to who I really am”.
With time, while keeping a very personal Belgian touch, my paintings reflect more universal subjects, such as the value of time, its impermanence, the rising seas and changes, our place in the universe, the outer space, its wonders and secrets.
“It’s a journey … And it’s amazing !
This is where I am …”
Winner of "New Master Artist 2011" - world art competition
Winner of Kunzfetti Competition (2012) - MaasRijn Kunst Society - The Netherlands
Honnor Guest at The 6th Contemporary Art Fair of Montauban (2012) - France
Palme d'Or at Artoulouse (2013) for Figurative Painting category - Toulouse, France
Front Cover of American Art Book : International Contemporary Artists Vol VI (2013)
Prix Cotation Drouot - 12ème Salon International des Arts Plastiques et Littéraires (2013) - Toulouse, France
Winner at "Temps et Mécanique" - world art competition - Dijon, France
Winner of "New Master Artist 2013" - world art competition