Concert violinist turned professional photographer in 1999, Olivier Trillon has called Montrouge, France, home since childhood.
In the 1980s and 90s, Olivier began his creative career as a custom surfboard artist. Until the 90's, he became artistic director in some of Paris’ most influential ad agencies, collaborating with Massimo Iosa Ghini, Pucci de Rossi, Andrée Putman, Philippe Decouflé, Moebius, Issey Miyake, and Chanel.
On numerous occasions, Olivier received exclusive awards and prizes for his work, both in France and in the United States, most notably his recognition by the prestigious
Type Directors Club of New York & Mobius of Chicago.
The acclaimed artist’s scandalous breakthrough first series, published in Technikart, shook up the photographic world with still life images of raw meat combined with fine jewelry.
He collaborates as photographer for magazines including Vogue, Tyler, French, Double, Radikal, plus many independent magazines such as Pure, Ponytail, Preferences, Commons & Sense, as well as with United Aliens Artist Foundation for Dazed & Confused and The Face.
For his perfume series, he won the ‘Prix Jasmin’ for three consecutive years, awarded by the Comité Colbert of the Place Vendôme (an organization of French luxury houses and cultural institutions). Olivier has been engaged by many luxury brand advertising campaigns such as Cartier, Fred, Hermès, Valentino, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, Ferragamo, and Yves Saint Laurent.
After 20 years of photographic research, Trillon published his first book, in 2009, "Le sous-sol de Dieu"
(The Basement of God), inspired by Yuko Mishima. Today, he is is currently working on three different books focusing on his favorite themes.
Each one reveals a specific aspect of his research. The first one , based on the constructive and creative imagination of the writings of Alex-F. Osborne and David Lynch. His second book, also currently in the works, is based on confinement and solitude, motivated by the writings of Bernard Lamarche-Vadel.
His third book, on surfing, is heavily influenced by the words of Sylvain Cazenave.
Concept of work:
What guides Olivier towards his photographic grail is to bring a strength, something that titillates the viewer, Create the famous "click" in him, whether good or bad. The important thing remains in the reaction of this one, so is Olivier 's mission, to pinch one's mind and to bring it into a consciousness whatever it may be. He advocates the active nihilism of the twentieth century, admitting no constraint of society on the individual, refusing any religious, metaphysical, moral or political absolutism.
France: Paris IIIe, XIIe , & XIVe , Gentilly, Arles, Dinard & Heritage Day Montrouge),
South Korea (Seoul, Pohang, Gwangju).
Performances & Collections:
Gwangju; Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Polygon Gallery.
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