Olivier Mosset



A central figure in post-war abstract art, Olivier Mosset was part of the B.M.P.T. movement initiated in 1966 by four artists in revolt against the artistic institution: Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier, Niele Toroni.

In a pre-May 68 Parisian climate, the four painters organized "demonstrations" rather than exhibitions and opposed the European tradition of cultivated painting, whether figurative or abstract.

Established in the United States since 1977, the artist takes part in the vibrant New York art scene of the 1980s. With the same analytical rigour that characterizes his early work, his painting explores the fields of monochrome and geometric abstraction. 

Olivier Mosset appears retrospectively as one of the only European artists to place himself in the legacy of the great American painters (Franck Stella, Robert Ryman, Barnet Newman) and constitutes a major reference for several generations of artists.


Born in Bern in 1944, Olivier Mosset is a Swiss visual artist who lives and works in Tucson (Arizona) and Switzerland.





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