Born in 1993 in Brittany, Johanna Olk grew up with her feet in the water and her head in the coulds. Somewhere where the sky is a clear grey, sometimes even white, and the roves are covered in dark slates. The landscapes are raw and the people who live there very simple. This is something you can feel in the young artist's work.Shy, Johanna Olk becomes passionate about drawing at a very ealry age and likes to lock herself up all day in her bedroom to creat all sorts of things. Having not come from an artistic family, her parents worried about her, but decided to take her to drawing classes by the time she was 5. Too young, she does not understand the meaning of the works of art that are shown to here but Johanna Olk is happy to discover new shapes and colours, sometimes triggering strong emotions. children instinctively take short cuts when they decide to copy a work of art and these are memories that still influence her today. However, passionate about taveling, Johanna Olk's parents take her traveling with them, helping her become less shy and build the love she now has for new encounters. At the age of 15 years old she start to travel alone, a year after she went to Australia in a host family. Whilst abroad, She took art and music classes and came back to France more determined than ever to make a living out of it. Just before her high school exams, she discovers that it is possible to follow artistic studies and joins a Design School in Nantes where she continues her studies in industrial design. She goes back to Australia at the begining of her Master degree for an intership in a furniture agency and decide to extend her journey when she is hired as a graphic designer. It is then that Johanna Olk develops her love for illustration, drops out from the design school and starts her own creation studio once she is back in France.She now lives in Guéthary, in the south west of France, where her days are shared between walks on the beach, illustration, painting and graphism. Her curiosity also pushed her into trying out the art of tatoos, field in which she has also made a name for herself. Johanna Olk makes an allusion to it thanks to a collaboration with Bernard Forver, ephemeral tatoo brand, in which she uses certan visuals of the exhibition.Those tatoos will be given out during the event at Sergeant Paper art gallery.