Demetrius Oliver incorporates photography, video, and projection into his multimedia practice, which also includes painting, sculpture and installation work. Oliver’s interest lies in the natural world and the human impulse to experience, observe and scientifically document its phenomena. Utilizing pedestrian objects from his studio and everyday life, Oliver delves into the aesthetics of experimentation, at times using the camera to transform items such as whistles, umbrellas, coal, and wind turbines into planetary atmospheres, moon-landings, and galactic charts. Oliver adeptly maneuvers between science and observation through materials and metaphor into the prosaic.View CV
Demetrius Oliver at CAM Houston
Demetrius Oliver is featured in The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, a group show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibition is on view from November 5, 2021 through February 6, 2022.
Demetrius Oliver reviewed in The Village Voice
R.C. Baker reviewed Demetrius Oliver's solo show, Pneumato, in The Village Voice.
Demetrius Oliver in exhibition at Illinois State University
Demetrius Oliver: Forces of Nature
Demetrius Oliver’s photography is featured in Edition No.6 of KLAUSGALLERY.CLOUD.