PUG//11 /Mathias Olmeta/

PUG//11 /Mathias Olmeta/

Mathias Olmeta will set up a portrait studio in Oslo from 19th-26th of August 2013, which will result in an exhibition August 29th. The artist welcomes people of all ages to his studio and especially children between 5-12 years of age.

Olmeta works with ambrotypes, a technique that produces unique works on glass plates. The artist will make 3 plates of each sitter. The sitter has the first choice of the ambrotypes, the artist keeps the other plates for future museum shows or exhibitions.

An exhibition presenting some of the Oslo portraits and recent still lifes will open at 7 pm on August 29th.

Please contact us at olmeta@pug.no to reserve your session with Mr Olmeta.
The event takes place in collaboration with Bilder Nordic School of Photography.

Born in 1968, Matthias Olmeta graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Santa Monica University in 1992.

He has since travelled the world in exploration of the unknown, to learn and understand the world of mysticism and energies. Olmeta uses an ancient technique to portray his subjects, the ambrotype; A glass plate coated with collodion is immersed in a bath of silver nitrate and exposed to the light when shooting. A negative is thus obtained. By placing the plate on a black background, a positive image appears. With this method at hand, Olmeta portrays the mystical energies of the inner soul, creating piercing portraits.

Olmeta has published several artist books and exhibited at la Galerie du Jour agnès b., Serge Plantureux’s Gallery in Paris,  Galerie Hélène Detaille in Marseilles, the Royal Academy of Art in London, la Casona in Havana and Los Angeles.  His works are in private collections such as: Collection agnès b, the Wilson Centre for Photography, the Elton John Collection, Collection Freddy Denaes, Collection Gensollen, and public collections as Vancouver Art Gallery, Musée Niecephore Niepce, Fond communale de la ville de Marseille, Direction générale des Affaires Culturelles, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Alsace, Les Nouveaux collectionneurs, Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, and «Département des estampes et de la photographie», Bibliothèque Nationale de France.