Local Selly Oak artist showcases original artwork at Grand Central

Talented Selly Oak based Deaf artist Olivier Jamin showcased his original artwork to local MP, Steve McCabe at Grand Central this week.

Steve joined Olivier, a local contemporary artist who has been Deaf since birth to view and find out more about his unique artwork. Olivier explained that he has had a long life passion for the arts and was recently awarded funding to display his fantastic artwork at Grand Central and on blowUP media’s giant digital screen above Waterstones in the Bullring Shopping Centre.

Olivier’s work is supported by “Grants for the Arts” through Arts Council England. Olivier specialises in hand drawn multi-coloured art and creates Stencil Graffiti. The aim is to produce work that combines the effect of colours and patterns and raise people’s imagination and awareness of issues that affect people who are deaf and disabled.

Olivier is constantly experimenting and finding new ideas and concepts. Much of his work is inspired by influences taken from personal life experiences of being Deaf and from his travels to Europe, Kenya and India. Olivier’s work will rotate across Grand Central every three-six months.

Steve McCabe MP:

“I’ve known Oliver for a while through work I’ve done in my constituency so it was great to view his intriguing artwork and find out more about it. Birmingham is a diverse city full of diverse and talented people like Olivier which is why it is so refreshing to see that reflected in the artwork that gets commissioned in and across the city. This is a huge achievement for Olivier, I’m very proud that he is from Selly Oak and I would encourage local people to keep an eye out for his artwork next time they are in Birmingham City Centre.”

Olivier Jamin said:

“I am pleased to have received funding from Arts Council England, and to have been chosen by Grand Central and blowUP media to showcase my work. It’s a dream come true to show my art to the public and to think it will be seen by thousands if not, millions of people as they pass through Birmingham, it’s difficult to conceive. A special thanks to all the people who have supported me over the years, including Steve”.

To find out more about Olivier’s artwork please visit: http://www.ojart.net/

 

 

 

 

 

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