My name is Olga Michaud, I am 26 years old and I live in Paris.
During my childhood and adolescence, I had the chance to grow up in
grow up in Hong Kong, New Delhi and London. This experience
experience has opened up my horizons, broadened my view of the world, allowed me to
world, to meet different communities and to cross
Far from my roots, my childhood was impregnated by the colours
colours linked to mythology: Holi, Diwali, the festival of the moon…
all these religious celebrations, especially Indian and Chinese, are imprinted in my memory.
all these religious celebrations, especially Indian and Chinese, are imprinted in my memory. They remind me
They remind me that beauty, all its nuances, all its shades
are part of life. It is this love for colours, all the colours of the world
the colours of the world, which exude good but also evil,
which summon the gods but also the demons that I felt the need
that I needed to write songs and pick up a paintbrush.
After graduating from Bristol University with a degree in literature and languages
University of Bristol and a Masters in Music at Tileyard Education, I decided to
Education, I decided to launch my art project under the
name “fuchsia”, a colour that to me represents the perfect
the perfect balance between strength and femininity.
Nina Simone said that it is the duty of the artist to reflect
the times in which he lives. My work aims to bring to light
My work aims to highlight issues that are close to my heart, including
technology and its impact on human relationships,
especially on youth. In my latest paintings,
symbols – such as the ‘like’ button symbol, for example – which appear as
which appear as little messages carried by smiling cherubs
by smiling, connected cherubs.
My artistic discipline is also accompanied by a musical element
element, namely songwriting, which I continue to use as a means of
I continue to use as a means of personal expression and reflection.
Focusing on soul, jazz and rnb genres, I wish to add a more ‘political’ dimension to my writing.
political dimension to my writing. My latest single,
“Mining for Steal”, aims to highlight the very serious issue of
of illegal gold mining in the Amazon. The promotion of
the song with the Amazon Aid Foundation, as well as the
opportunity to have it featured on the Green Dreamer podcast
Dreamer podcast, allowed me to reach a wider and more engaged
FB : Fuchsia