All by my selfie
A figure on the New York scene of the 50s and 60s, Olga Adorno first posed for a young Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg and then was part of the important ‘happenings’ involving Bob Whitman and Andy Warhol. Meeting Jean Dupuy in 1973 was a fundamental turning point. Together, they were a true artistic duo and improvised many live performances. In parallel to this, from the 70s onwards, Olga Adorno produced multiple drawings.
These drawings tell us what an artist feels when they are face to face with the world (its harmony of elements, atmosphere etc) and breaks with the formal practice of simple imitation. Within them, letters, words and drawings mix, inviting the spectator to complete the drawings by expressing their sounds, resolving the word games our answering the questions. The phonetic dimension of these drawings is in line with the artist's other performances where dance and voice are combined.
Extract from the press release of the *Women on Paper* exhibition, Espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 2018