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Olivier Villoingt
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
France
Follow me on my FB page: www.facebook.com/Vilantares
My Etsy shop : www.etsy.com/shop/OlivierVillo…
And on my blog : vilantares.blogspot.com


[EN] For its way to reveal the texture of the paper, as well as the material on itself, the graphite is the ideal medium to achieve the atmosphere I want to bring out in my artworks. It allows a full and obvious light and shadows play. It's a restless backward and forward movement between light and shadows, one existing only in relation to the other. The white of the paper, and light grays due to the graphite's wash, aren't just emphasizing the subject in my artworks, but actually give them their meanings and density. The merging blacks and grays offer countless landscapes, discreet but real, awaiting for one's imagination to get into.

My inspirations find their origins in nordic and celtic mythology, as the symbols they carry. I'm fascinating by the omnipresence of this savage Nature, full of ageless creatures playing by unknown laws to us. These forests, these sanctuaries, made out ancient trees endowing knotted roots and branches, are talking about old times. i'm looking forward to these primordial places, and for the worrying serenity that spring out of it.
Very young, I went into a forest...never to leave.

I currently participate into different shows in the Krab Jab Studio gallery in Seattle, in Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles, and in Matrix Fine Art in Albuquerque. My artworks can also be found in some festivals in France.

[FR] Pour sa façon de révéler le grain du papier, la matière et la texture qu'il apporte, le graphite est le médium idéal pour l'ambiance que je veux amener dans mes travaux. Il permet un rendu plein et évident des jeux d'ombres et de lumières. C'est un incessant va et vient entre l'ombre et la lumière, l'une n'existant que par rapport à l'autre. Le blanc du papier, les gris légers offerts par un lavis de graphite ne se contentent pas de seulement mettre en lumière le sujet même de mes travaux, mais leur donnent leur densité. Les fondus de gris et de noirs offrent à l'imagination de nombreux paysages, discrets mais présents, attendant l'oeil de celui qui voudra s'y projeter.

Mes inspirations trouvent leur source dans la mythologie nordique et celtique, et la symbolique qu'elles véhiculent. Je suis fasciné par l'omniprésence de cette Nature sauvage et élémentaire, peuplée de créatures sans âges et aux lois inconnues. Les forêts sanctuaires, aux arbres millénaires dotés de racines et branches noueuses racontent ces temps anciens. Je recherche ces espaces primordiaux, pour l'atmosphère d'inquiétante sérénité qui s'en dégage.
Tout jeune, je suis entré dans une forêt...pour ne plus jamais en sortir.

J'expose actuellement mes travaux dans les galeries Krab Jab Studio à Seattle, Nucleus à Los Angeles, et Matrix Fine Art à Albuquerque. On peut retrouver mes travaux dans certains festivals en France.
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Wip 2 - Pan's Labyrinth by Olivier-Villoingt
Wip 2 - Pan's Labyrinth
My piece "I've Had So Many Names..." (mixed media) will soon be viewable at Gallery 1988, Los Angeles.
Opening reception : December 12th! 

Follow me on: 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vilantares
Instagram: oliviervilloingt
Blog: vilantares.blogspot.fr
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Wip - Pan's Labyrinth by Olivier-Villoingt
Wip - Pan's Labyrinth
I'm currently working on a film based illustration for the "Crazy 4 cult" show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, opening next December.
Difficult for me not to choose to work on Pan's Labyrinth...!
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EclipsE... by Olivier-Villoingt
EclipsE...
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We are proud to finally lift the veil on our new book project "Eclipse", which we would like to publish in 2016. 

This project gathers Yoann Lossel's work and mine.

We're both great admirers of the same painters, it would be an honnor to pursue the artistic's movements which inspire us. This book will be a tribute to Mucha, Alma Tadema, Waterhouse, the Symbolists and many others.

We invite you in this Epic taking place in an ancient fantasy universe...

Follow us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/eclipsetheforgottenveil 
Site Web : eclipse-thebook.blogspot.fr/
Tumblr : eclipse-theforgottenveil.tumbl…



[FR]
Nous sommes fiers de pouvoir enfin lever le voile sur notre nouveau projet de livre "Eclipse" que nous aimerions publier en 2016. 

Ce projet rassemble le travail de Yoann Lossel et le miens. 

Nous sommes tous les deux de grands admirateurs des mêmes peintres, ce serait un honneur de poursuivre les mouvements artistiques qui nous inspirent. Ce livre sera un hommage à Mucha, Alma Tadema, Waterhouse, les Symbolistes et bien d'autres.

Nous vous invitons dans cette Epopée prenant place dans un univers fantastique antique...

Suivez-nous sur Facebook : www.facebook.com/eclipsetheforgottenveil 
Site Web : eclipse-thebook.blogspot.fr/
Tumblr : eclipse-theforgottenveil.tumbl…
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Collector's Edition 3 by Olivier-Villoingt
Collector's Edition 3
This little badger has now its own collector edition :) 
Don't wait too long to order yours, there are not many of them! 

www.etsy.com/fr/listing/207345…

Ce petit blaireau a désormais sa propre édition collector :)
N'attendez pas trop longtemps pour réserver le votre, il n'y en a pas beaucoup !

www.etsy.com/fr/listing/207345…
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Collector's Edition Prints...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 9, 2014, 8:43 PM
Find them on my Etsy shop! : 
www.etsy.com/fr/listing/206433…?

Collector's Edition prints are now available... by Olivier-Villoingt

Collector's Edition Prints...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 9, 2014, 8:43 PM
Find them on my Etsy shop! : 
www.etsy.com/fr/listing/206433…?

Collector's Edition prints are now available... by Olivier-Villoingt

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JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Whoah, your artworks are amazing! I love this mix of dark twisted fantasy creatures you have there. Also how you handle soft and hard edges, these misty effects. You do amazing things with your pencils! :D
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Olivier-Villoingt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Jonathan! :)
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krisbuzy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chouette galerie,et y'a pas,le noir et blanc quand c'est bien fait c' est magnifique!^^
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Olivier-Villoingt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Avec un peu de retard, merci beaucoup ! :) 
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Tenebrae76 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
:) Merci pour le :+fav: 
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Olivier-Villoingt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Avec plaisir ! :)
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paperpixy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I think I'm in love with your gallery! <3
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Olivier-Villoingt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci Charley !! :)
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absolutejackass Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Honey, you're awesome. Love your work...
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Olivier-Villoingt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ! ^^
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