Scarpelli was born on december 30, 1970 under the sun of Nice. Typical
brigthness of the Cote d'Azur, where many famous painters were born,
has certainly dyed Olivier's cradle with special colours we will find
in all of his work.
In 1988, Olivier met S. a young canadian girl fascinated by paintingand togther they scoured the most famous museums in France, Italy and Spain. He was very impressed in gazing upon greatest masterpieces, such as this black parrot looking at a confused Joconde, surround by parrots as in The Birds by Hitchcock but we'll make a cose study of Olivier's work.
Olivier stars learning differents painting techniques in
Christian Geai's school ; although being devoted to flemish painting
baser on glaze, Olivier soon finds this process is too restricted and
so he prefers to develop a new and very odd technic made of thicker
paint than usual one. Olivier is going to use only primary
colours as blue, red and wellow adding his personal
But Olivier also wants to learn the art of framing ; thus in 1990, he starts working in Saodi's workshops in the Old Nice where he meets Cesar.
While Cesar had no direct
Olivier’s works, the charisma of the sculptor did incitate
Olivier to carry on the way that had been offered to him. Thanks to Mr
Olivier met Mr Ferrero, the owner of a workshop where Olivier was going
during two years and where he would meet famous painters such as Arman,
In 1994 Olivier Scarpelli
studied in Artigraph
school. Later, Olivier met Mr and Mrs Hervieu, the owners of a gallery.
is a young man, his art is only at the beginning, however he will be
at that gallery until 1997, when he met Coignard Epelé.