The Therapist Olivia Boa transcribes feelings thanks to the Abstract art.
The French artist Olivia Boa is also a therapist. She works, in her Fribourg office, with people looking for personal development, and helps people suffering from both physical and mental issues.
When she sees a person, she perceives its great potential of beauty and goodness. Then, sometimes all this great potential is hidden by fear and suffering
The piece of work “Chessboard of Good and Evil” is 70×90 cm and is painted on canvas. The artist wanted to showcase a person’s potential which can be overshadowed or diminished by their fear and suffering. Her job is to raise awareness of the potential she had saw in the patient and to show this person how these fears come disfigure and blur, and even blind its vision.
Olivia Boa has sent to Yareah magazine three works: ‘Chessboard of Good and Evil’, ‘Melancholy’, and ‘Transmuting Sorrow’. Every work has four Abstract pieces (canvas) full of colors and psychological meanings. In her paintings every color is associated to a feeling and the different paintings represent our psychological evolution.
Now, Olivia Boa is writing a bilingual catalog (English-French) called ‘Psychological Work’. She explains the meanings of the colors and the meanings of the shapes, lights and shadows of her paintings and she also wants to provide some spiritual support. When we understand our feelings, we start to feel better. Furthermore, she defends meditation because contemplative meditation produces ‘inner peace, emptiness of the mind, altered states of consciousness or progressive easing of the mind, or plain relaxation, obtained by “familiarizing” with an object of observation: that it is outside (as a real object or symbol) or inside (like the mind or concept, or even no concept).
In the painting: ‘Chessboard of Good and Evil’, she painted primarily a beautiful white canvas with bold colors, bright or pastel, representing the internal potential in everyone. Then she wrapped the beautiful colors into a black color which represents the fears and sufferings. However, hope is always present and over the black, the artist incorporates golden color, because shadow can be transmuted into light: gold… The series continues, as our lives, with different greens: immaturity, until the person reconnects himself with its soul, deep represented in the center of the painting.
‘Melancholy’ is another fantastic series. Here, paintings are crossed by a golden line, as our personalities. On one side is the past (pink), on another side the future (purple). Melancholy is a complex condition that could represent the desire to find a past situation that has brought much joy and satisfaction to the person. Melancholy would be that enchanting souvenir that is no longer present in the life of the person, and it’s maybe a positive feeling since we are the result of our roots and projects, only we need to understand this emotion and rejects the fears.
‘Transmuting Sorrow’ is a cubical piece. . In the center of the canvas, in the heart, is the golden color mixed with black, dark purple and deep blue. The golden color symbolizes action to transmute the darkness into light, lead into gold, like the alchemists. Therefore, sorrow is presented to us as an evolving and transforming point of view; like a needed transition to a higher vibrational level.
Definitely, we are in front of a really deep and interesting work, born of deep reflection and great technique. Beautiful canvas of one thousand and one meanings, of one thousand and one shadows and lights, of one thousand and one personalities which can be one: Olivia Boa’s soul.
Olivia Boa, young painter been born in 1981 in the region on the Yvelines, France, was attracted by the world of the arts, most specifically painting, at a very early age.
She begins her formation at 10 years old, with the painter Yves Armani who taught her all the basics. At the age of her 14, Olivia pursues her work and her researches in painting in a self-taught way.
In 1998, Olivia decides to leave the conventional structures of the academic painting, to turn into abstract art.
In 2011, she works on the concept of “generations” in arts, namely painting a subject on various energy perceptions. For example about a landscape, Olivia Boa is going to draw its wholw ‘yin’ energy to transmit it on a piece, while realizing simultaneously another piece of the same landscape but in a ‘yang’ energy, forming therefore a linen couple representing the same landscape and being entitled: the first generation.
A second generation, collected in rectilinear geometrical structures is added there; and the third one which is completely abstracted. Three generations representing the same subject are declined under various energy structures.
Along wiht her job as a painter, Olivia Boa is also a therapist, and it is in 2012 that the artist offers us a subtle mixture of her work in therapy and the abstract arts.
Olivia Boa actually showcases a whole pallet of feelings, sensations, observations received during consultation and transcribes it in the form of colors, movement, textures and of forms on a painting.
The project of a bilingual 48 pages (French/English) catalog is in progress to be able to describe a part of her work she will call: “Psychological Work ” And especially to promote the artist on an international level.