Born in Peterborough U.K. in 1941, Oliver Bevan trained at the Royal College of Art with fellow students, David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield, Gulamohammed Sheikh. He has lived and exhibited in the department of the Gard in Southern France since 2001.

Before that there was London and Saskatchewan, Canada, where he moved on from the dry calculations of Op and Kinetic Art to something more sponaneous, drifting gradually towards a kind of realism. Throughout his career his work has been dominated by a preoccupation with light. The play of light on forms and colours, light reflected in water, the rhythm of light on the canvas... Each series describes a period of his life. Since his first London exhibition in 1965 he has never stopped painting and exhibiting, and works by the artist can be found in many public collections in the U.K. and internationally.

For more detail see his CV

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photo © Joe McLean

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LA RÉSERVE

1, rue Nicolas Froment - 30700 UZES, France

contact: Annick Le Mée tel:

mobile +33 (0)6 75 59 61 80

Oliver Bevan's stock of work dating back to the beginning of his career is stored here. In addition a ground floor and upper floor gallery enables current and earlier work to be exhibited in changing exhibitions throughout the year. La Réserve is open on market days in Uzès or by appointment when it is a question of choosing a work.

Open: Wednesday and Saturday mornings 11 am - 1 pm, Saturday afternoons 3.30 - 6 pm

The space is managed by Annick Le Mée who curates the exhibitions.

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