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The Midnight Riders


Mixed Media on Canvas


48 x 60 in
122 x 152 cm


Artplex Gallery


This large textural energetic abstract figurative artwork on canvas by Togolese artist Olympio is a unique mixed media painting with a raw and direct aesthetic, providing an unfiltered manifestation of the artist's soul. It's expressive brushstrokes and vibrant color palette add an extra dimension of texture and interest to this already captivating piece. Olympio's approach to mixed media on canvas creates a tactile experience that provides a captivating insight into the artist's creative vision. Bright, energetic marks are perfectly balanced by the peaceful compositions beneath, creating a sense of harmony and balance in this exceptional artwork.

This 48-inch high and 60-inch horizontal mixed media painting is signed by Olympio on the back and the side of the canvas. The many layers in his work further emphasize the texture and visceral nature of his canvases. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable U.S. and global shipping. A Certificate of Authenticity issued by the gallery is included.

Olympio was born into a large family of eight children in Lomé, Togo, West Africa. He began his creating art by using building scraps to make sculptures. By the time he was in high school, he started to experiment with mixed media and collage. He later transitioned to acrylic and oil on canvas.

In 2001, Olympio left his home in Africa to live in Paris. Olympio moved to the United States in 2003 and has continued to paint. His work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami, where in 2018 he was ranked one of the Top 10 Artists by Red Dot Miami. He was also recently interviewed for France 2, TV5Monde, and the BBC. With a reputation as one of the most exciting Togolese American artists in the contemporary art world, Olympio's paintings are a must-see for anyone who appreciates bold, expressive artwork that pushes boundaries and challenges expectations. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally.


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Kodjovi Olympio

Kodjovi Olympio

Olympio hails from Togo, West Africa, and grew up in a large family of eight children. He has been honing his artistic skills since creating his earliest sculptures from building scraps. Olympio's artistic achievements have garnered attention across Togo and neighboring countries, with exhibitions at esteemed venues such as the Lomé City Art Center and the luxury Hotel Sarakawa. In 2001, Olympio took a bold step by leaving his African home to showcase and sell his works in the artistic hub of Paris. Eventually, the artist found a new home in the United States in 2003, relocating to New York and Los Angeles.

Olympio's work has been exhibited around the world at museums including the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, CA; Chiba City Museum of Art in Chiba, Japan; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan. His work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami, where in 2018 he was ranked one of the Top 10 Artists at Red Dot Art Basel Miami. He was one of sixty people from across the world selected to exhibit in “Out of the Fire,” the 14th edition of the Dakar Biennale in 2022, one of Africa’s oldest and largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Dakar, Senegal. He has also been featured in numerous TV appearances, including France 2, TV5Monde, and the BBC.

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