02/7/14

Stephen Ormandy | The Design Files

Australia’s premier design blog, The Design Files, have showcased yet another great Australian home, this time taking us behind the scenes of elite members of Sydney’s art and design royalty, Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen. As founders of the ever popular Dinosaur Designs, it is no wonder that their home exudes style and finesse.

‘The impressive art collection displayed across almost every wall includes work by Louise’s father, revered Australian artist John Olsen, as well paintings by Stephen himself, whose practice continues to grow and command serious attention in the art world.’ – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

‘The works are by friends and artists we love, they all have stories and so many memories. My Mum used to say that ‘paintings are like windows’. They do become part of your life’. – Louise Olsen, The Design Files

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10/23/13

Stephen Ormandy | Polychromatism – The Art of Stephen Ormandy

“Polychromatism. The art of Stephen Ormandy” directed by Mario Sanasi takes us into Stephen Ormandy‘s studio and gives us direct insight into his work, process and techniques.

Photographic collages form the basis for many of Ormandy’s works – “I cut shapes from coloured pieces of paper – I arrange them looking for rhythms of tone, colour, form. I then photograph it and move on and I can work very quickly and it allows me to take a lot of photographs in a very intense period of time”. Similarly his sculpture also stems from the notion of collage. Ormamdy’s sculptures are essentially 3D collages formed from an “alphabet of shapes”.

Discussing what it is to be an artist, Ormandy says, “To be able to self edit and be self critical is crucial […] You have to be your worst critic – it’s really important.”