Oliver Needs has been painting from a young age. It is a way of expressing himself today but also like writing leaves a mark and message to others in the future. ”To paint is to be free”.
Oliver studied BA Fine Art at University of East London, having done a Foundation year at Chelsea School of Art over which period he met with a variety of contemporary artists. Grayson Perry attended Final Degree Show but Gavin Turk visited and was influential and interesting to meet. Richard Wilson and a variety of other contemporary artists were often involved with art projects with East London University at the same time.
Oliver Needs tries to look inside himself to express an experience or thoughts he has had and is also very interested in the everyday world we live in. He expresses this with a variety of colours this often including symbols, figures and words of particular importance to him at that moment. He is exploring and hopes his art helps others to take a moment to explore themselves and the world around us.