LUCAS OLIVET – Black Water Ballad
Lucas Olivet is a photographer based in Switzerland and graduated from the Vevey School of Photography. Represented by the gallerist Jörg Brockmann in Geneva, his work has been published and exhibited
internationally, most recently at the Rencontres d’Arles and Unseen
Amsterdam. Kopiec Bonawentura, is his debut monograph (Kerber Verlag, Berlin).
It has been finalist for the 2017 Lange-Taylor Prize from Center for
Documentary Studies, Duke University. His different series have received numerous awards including the Swiss Photo Award, Fine Art category, in 2016, and belong to different public and private collections. Lucas
Olivet’s photographs capture the living and intimate details of the
everyday while inserting a touch of the supernatural. They evoke a world that becomes, in one way or another, identifiable and unstable at the same time. Each series operates a narative mode through their
arrangement and sequence giving the space for interpretation to the viewer. It addresses issues of memory, loss and longing by way of his own life as well as through a wider historical and cultural frame.