MARC PÉREZ OLIVÁN BIO
Marc Pérez Oliván was born in 1951 in Mauritania. In 1962, at the young age of 12, he moved with his family to Barcelona, a traumatic transition for the young Oliván. He later said that he found the adaptation from desert to ocean disorienting.
Throughout the 70s, Oliván’s diverse interests were reflected in his body of work. He started work in 1971 as an advertising draughtsman but also turned his attention to comics, commercial decorating and window dressing. By 1972, he was a graphic editor and cover designer for several magazines and publishers. Soon after, he was participating in collective and individual murals in Madrid and Barcelona.
Since the late 70s, Oliván has found success in a number of vocations including illustrations for a book of poetry, stage design for the theatre, tourism projects and handcrafted toys, all while presenting his individual artworks in several collective exhibitions.
2013 Galerie Agora 3, Spain
2012 Pamplona Exhibition, Spain
2010 Municipal Cultural Center, Plaza Cordona, Spain
2009 Hall Portal of Pardo, El Vendrell
2009 Quatre room, Museu d'Art i Historia de Reus, Tarragona
2009 Three visions of painting Xibau Collective Gallery, Ferreries, Menorca
2009 Exhibition at The Convent, Museu Cerda, Puigcerdá
2009 Collective S'Estació Centre Art Gallery, Sineu, Mallorca
2009 Octagon Gallery Collective
2008 Shed Exhibition at the Moll de Costa del port of Tarragona
2008 Ambits room, Cambrils, title: Infinitum, paintings
2007 Exhibition The cel obert series, large format acrylics, Reus
2005 Exhibition of drawings of small format, Reus
2010 Illustrations for the book Les sew passen by Pep Martinez
1978 Illustration book of poems by David Soler Farda