OTOMYS Gallery: 16th – 22nd of September

OTOMYS art gallery (www.otomys.com) is delighted to present an

exclusive collection of contemporary works on paper by British artist,

Nina Dolan and French artist, Caroline Denervaud. Using techniques of

mark making on fabriano paper, Dolan creates works which are precise

and meticulous in their creation. Denervaud is inspired by dance and

movement and her paintings exude a sense of freedom and fluidity with

the use of bold, casein pigments.

Complemented by beautiful organic, hand built stoneware by

Parisienne, Linda Ouhbi.


Nina Dolan

Mixed media on Fabriano paper

‘An Art of passage, about reality that has already passed by and which

leaves a spread or spray of traces’ – Susan Sontag 1981

My drawings are more about evocation than literal representation.

They are about the passing of time, captured thoughts about what is

happening in the world. The notion of trace extends to the forms of my

drawings, where lines billow and meander across the sheets, often

recurring in the next drawing. By limiting myself to certain rules and

codes in my mind, the lines build up to an overall rhythm, evoking

emotions and I would almost say, sounds, as in music or noise.

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Caroline Denervaud

Casein paintings on Fabriano paper

French artist, Caroline Denervaud has been exploring the ways in which

movement can convey intrinsic emotions from a very young age.

Dancing and allowing herself to accept natural bodily motion has been a

prominent part of her life and has become the foundation of her

expansive practice, which includes performance, video, paintings and


Through Denervaud’s performance, she creates marks – marks of

movement, marks of time, marks of emotions.

Feelings and sensations guide her to create a shape, through

movement, on paper or in space.


Linda Ouhbi


Paris based, Linda Ouhbi creates pieces in stoneware using a hand

building and coil technique. This ancestral process necessitates a slow

construction and permits the development of a relationship with each

piece. Throughout the quest for a fragile balance during the

construction of each piece, there begins a dialogue that influences the

shapes that emerge. Each piece therefore holds the traces of a unique

emotional quality, an intimate premise that comes from within.

Moved by the rare subtlety of prehistoric works and inspired by the

creations of the first people, Linda Ouhbi creates pieces that question

the ideas of function and utility, but above all the notion of time and