In his striking, large - sized oil paintings the German - American Artist Oliver Estavillo, born in 1964, reveals in gruesome detail the shimmering abyss of human society.
Estavillo seems not to have to search far for subject matter for his art, finding it under the very thin crust of our so - called cultural life, only to mercilessly expose its inherent character. And all that done with a pinch of deep, black humor. Titles like „Shark - Society“, „Combustion of Bankers“ or „Botox Elves“, which speak for themselves, have led critics to call him the „Pop - Brueghel“ or more recently the „Tarantino of painting“.
Reviewing the painter´s presentation of „Shark - Society“ at the Vonderau Museum in Fulda, Dr. Heinrich Hellmuth writes in the catalogue for the exhibition : „Oliver Estavillo´s artistic style is unmistakably distinctive and unique. As his work expands he succeeds in creating a coherent oeuvre, that delves deep into and discloses a Comédie Humaine of our time“.
In Munich´s art journal „UND“ Dr. Ruprecht Volz affirms that „Much like a chainsaw in the woods Oliver Estavillo uses his art to dig into the undergrowth of our society. Careful ! For in his enigmatic paintings lurk unexpected potentials of addiction“.