Nicolas Odinet was born in 1953 in Sainte Adresse, in France. He is not a figurative painter like so many others. First he studied to be a pharmacist, even though he already had a strong interest in Art. He succeeded and worked for many years until 1997. This realist artist is able to capture a chance instant, anecdote, gesture or fleeting posture when only he has noticed it. The artist creates an atmosphere in which shadows play a very important role. It is as important as the diffuse light that floods the space.
Nicolas Odinet chooses an original genre by transposing the frenzy of our existence into a world that is romantic. In his own way, he is capable of revealing the intimacy of its actors. For over 20 years, he has invited us to enter into his paintings and breathe the life inside. In his beach themed paintings he painted Bretagne and Normandie’s seashores, but also Cap Cod in Massachusetts. He is familiar with American buildings, skylines and city views. Therefore his series are rich from his many travels as he captures and delivers us a fragment of time, a moment suspended in time and forever depicted in a piece of art. His work has been represented by the Marciano‘s galleries for several years now.