Olivier Klompkes was born in Belgium in 1971, he studied surface pattern at Stockport College of Art in England in 1992. He first specialised in textile design where his work was exhibited at international Art-and Trade Fairs in New York, London, Frankfurt, Brussels and has had various commissions to produce designs for furnishing fabrics.
Later in 1996, he moved to Spain to broaden his horizons where he concentrated full-time on his painting. He started to exhibit his work with the “Nave Diez” and the “Dean” Art Gallery in Valencia.
Living again in the UK he showed his work with “The City Gallery”, the “Thompson’s Gallery” in London, Gordon Hepworth Fine Art” in Exeter, “Watergate street” Gallery in Chester, “Tiblane Gallery” in Manchester, “Aderley Gallery” in Aderley Edge.
In 1998 he along with his partner created and ran for 13 years an Art and language school in Burgundy France which did put his painting career on hold till 2011/12 when they successfully sold their school.
Now he has started painting again and is producing some new figurative work based on a love theme.
His focus is once again on painting using acrylics as his media and is now presenting his new work.