Oliver Tirré
E: olivertirre@hotmail.com


Living Units I , 2018
Lead primer, plywood and felt
825 x 400 x 977 mm


The composition of the Living Units are subject to change dependant on the conditions of each exhibition site. Abstract aspects such as natural light, shadow, spacing and access (minimum British health and safety standard distancing of 1.5m from permanent architectural features) are apart of the work, and there to create difference and repetition.
Each unit depicts the passage of time - when tonal difference is revealed through the bordering of paint.
The work is the act of refusing access to a surface.
The work is the design of material violence.
The work governs airspace the volume of a human body above its horizontal plane.
The work is 1:1 scale with the beholder
The work is international agreement of standardised measurement, proportions and scale


Western Standards 2018 @ TG
w/ Barbara Laws, Lawrence Leaman, Ghislaine Leung, Dana Munro, Alan Ruiz, Oliver Tirré


Living Units II, 2018
Lead primer, plywood and felt
825 x 356 x 762 mm


Living Unit (ashtray) 2018
Lead primer, plywood and felt
915 x 240 x 240mm


Living Units III , 2018
Lead primer, plywood and felt
465 x 356 x 1580 mm




Christmas Party

HiFi , 2018-
Custom 3 way speakers, Technics SU-V6 amplifier, Eiermann table frame

Posters by Alison Lloyd


HiFi -
The work is a specific object without specific form. It exists when an invited person activates the air in the room with any form of sound, amplified through the vocal cords of the sculpture. The life of the work is dictated by its 'CV' of presentations.
The work is inclusive of low and high culture.


Plan for Studio Extension 2015
The work is made up of an edition of 3 bronze casts titled '1:50 Scale Model of My Studio Space'. The work becomes the work when all 3 pieces come together from their respected locations. Each take on their own patina from the air and environment they occupy. The work is geographical distance, separation and unity.


Living Units IV , 2018/19
Lead primer, plywood and felt
Dimensions Variable


Dust , 2015
sandings and scraping of the entire surface of a painting, in a wood and gesso tray

The work is the event of removal and anti-object as much as it is the physical object. The work is reduction of scale.


Living Unit (graffitied version) 2018
Spray paint, decal and marker. Lead primer, plywood and felt
825 x 356 x 400mm

The work is the space outside of social hours in any given single day.
The work is damage.


No title (notes for public and private spaces) 2017-18
Photographic scan taken from Evidence by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Custom clip frame.
433 x 624 x 8mm

The work exists through the idea of transparency and opacity. Through collaboration. through DIY attitudes and how these become form.


Social Seating 2016-17-
ACM (Aluminium Composite Material), plywood and fixings.

The work is present until the UK government resolve the issue around flammable building cladding materials, used to surface communally owned; private and council sector high-rise domestic accommodation in the country.






No title (impermanence) 2016
Bronze, potassium sulfate, water and glass

The work includes the total distance walked to obtain all materials that constitute to the object.
The work is 'care'; the evaporation of the water and need to refill (responsibility of the owner).
The work is the moment of refraction.


No title (negative) 2016
Medium format negative and invisible sellotape on window.

The negative and sellotape is not the work. The work is an exchange through passage of light, the distance between the viewers gaze and image.


SMALL Rome 2014 @ Frutta

Curated by Adam Carr
w/ Jacqueline Bebb, Nina Beier, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Sol Calero, James Clarkson, Susan Collis, Gabriele De Santis, Jason Dodge, Sean Edwards, Tim Foxon, Ryan Gander, Ditte Gantriis, Mario Garcia Torres, Gareth Griffith, Brian Hubble, Dean Hughes, David Keating, Chosil Kil, Jonathan Monk, John Henry Newton, Alek O., Joe Orr, Wilfredo Prieto, Laura Reeves, Amanda Ross-Ho, Andreas Slominski, Mateo Tannatt, Mungo Thomson, Oliver Tirré, Santo Tolone, Brent Wadden, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine


The pencil of my snow sculpture teacher, Mr Do. Unused since I took it from him 2011-14 (2017)
1:1 scale photographic print, pencil and custom clip frame. To be placed with the bottom edge at 73cm from the ground; which is the same height as the desk in my studio; where the photograph was taken.
433 x 624 x 8mm