Numerous visits to France since 1995 had a huge impact on Alexis Olins art. Since then, painting, photography and music have become connected with all the projects to which he relates. On par with that, though, brushes with canvas and digital drawing with computer and tablet remain a priority. The edition of the K9 comic book magazine and the fascination with the FrancoBelgian School of graphic novels form the basis for writing and creating paintings and illustrations. Later, the work of the Renaissance, as well as contemporary artists from Europe and Asia, inspired him their turn. The creation and launch of his own brand “Métrique” now gives him the ability to express his singular talent and show his art on clothes & fabrics, using them as canvases, thus unleashing his style outside the walls of the studio and galleries. An holistic approach to art and the use of all mediums and supports of creation are key to Alexis’ vision. Alexis Olin is also at the origin of famous collections & series as an NFT artist since 2020, as his Meditation Rabbit collection.
The mysteries of petroglyphs still leave numerous questions in our time. For many years, modern civilization had no knowledge of any objects of ancient art. Cave paintings and drawings became objects of great interest for scholars worldwide since their discovery in the 19th century. The depicted scenes of mystery provided an opportunity for humans to communicate with gods and spirits. They were an active part of rituals, where the content was more important than the form. Possible depictions of primitive maps or reminders to remember important myths. Hunting scenes could be schemes indicating the positions of bright constellations during significant events, possibly indicating knowledge in the Stone Age about equinoxes and cosmic balance. The aspirations of our ancestors for harmony in the upper, middle, and lower worlds. In this "Dream World" collection, characters, as well as sacred scenes and plots, come to life. The minimalism of black and white drawings is a homage to petroglyphs and the key to understanding the material and subtle worlds of my Universe. The past sleeps, waiting to be found...