Polar, cover picture


France - montpellier


Born in 1987, Olivier Kenneybrew aka POLAR lives and works in Montpellier. Starting from classic lettering work, he has progressively given way to a more figurative style. In 2012, his Bojos appeared on the walls, these unmistakable characters with their long strides, with a slightly sluggish appearance. Bursting with energy, motivated by the interactions with locals that his characters provoke, Polar cultivates the art of facetiousness and a taste for explosive colors. However, wanting to give ever freer rein to his imagination, he gradually extends his style towards greater abstraction.

After many trips, he recomposes his memories and creates a dialogue between these trips and his creations by giving a large place to nature and the luxuriant vegetation he observed. His work is built around geometric forms and depth in space. His mastery of colors and gradations gives a subtle and complex pictorial universe, in which geometry rhymes with poetry. One of the characteristics of Polar's work is that he constantly adapts to the environment and composes according to the places where he paints.

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