Vincent Olinet b. 1981

Vincent Olinet (b.1981) is a French artist based in Paris. In 2005 he graduated from Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon in France, and was a resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam between 2006-2007. In 2013 Vincent was awarded the Montblanc Prize in Lyon, and in 2015 the Ube Biennale Chamber of commerce and Industry Award in Japan.


Vincent plays with universally recognised objects and concepts, often relating back to childhood desires, to create fantastical artworks. Decaying, lopsided cakes, extravagant four-poster beds, and giant watermelons are common subjects in his work. By experimenting with scale and colour, Vincent remarks on society’s obsession with consumerism and incorporates an ominous tone into his otherwise humorous pieces.  


Vincent’s work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany, MAC/VAL in Paris, Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland, and Kunstmuseum Linz in Austria. Prominent collections include FNAC (National Foundation for Contemporary Art); MAC/VAL Museum; L’Oreal and the Von Furstenberg Collection. Recent exhibitions include Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam (2021); ‘Merci pour les fleurs, merci pour les épines, Quand les fleurs nous sauvent’, Paris (2021); ‘Matières à Mijoter’, Maif Social Club, Paris (2021); ‘Biennale de l’éphémère’, La Force, Dordogne (2021); ‘Un été français à Luxembourg’, Nosbaum Reding Project, Luxembourg (2021). Upcoming exhibitions include ‘Let Them Eat Cake’, Bad Art, London (2022), and a project with Hermes in Tokyo, Japan.