Art Preview: Olivier Dassault @ Opera Gallery

Tabish Khan
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Art Preview: Olivier Dassault @ Opera Gallery
Olivier, Dassault, Hyde Park by night, London 2007
Olivier, Dassault, Hyde Park by night, London 2007
Olivier Dassault, OD’s Bar, Megève 2009
Olivier Dassault, OD’s Bar, Megève 2009
Olivier Dassault, Connexion, Ibiza 2011
Olivier Dassault, Connexion, Ibiza 2011
Olivier Dassault, Aurore, Valbrenne 2010
Olivier Dassault, Aurore, Valbrenne 2010
Olivier Dassault, Soupirail, Marrakech 2009
Olivier Dassault, Soupirail, Marrakech 2009

Olivier Dassault comes from an esteemed family. His grandfather was an engineer who lent the Dassault name to France’s fighter jets and his father was a French senator – so he has a lot to live up to.

This Dassault has chosen to focus on photography and he uses his talents to create works of art that convert everyday objects into pictures that seem like they’re showing another world.

He uses silver film and multiple exposure shots to create his works. Not that it matters. You’ll be too busy trying to unpick his labyrinthine photographs and figure out the identity of the subject he started with.

Over 30 works will be on display at the Opera Gallery in what promises to be a surreal and mesmeric exhibition.

Insights by Olivier Dassault is at the Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond Street, W1S 2TF from 8-18 March. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 06 March 2012