Olivier Dassault

The name Dassault belongs to a select list of families that have meant something in France’s reputation: from the aviation industry to new technologies, from motion picture production to the international press industry, from fine art to fine wine, and from charities that the Dassault family supports, to those it initiates.


Born on June 1st, 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Olivier earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the French Air School in 1974. He then obtained a Master’s in Decision Theory Mathematics (1976), followed by a Doctorate in Computer Science Management (1980). An aviation
Aficionado, Olivier passed his professional IFR Pilot license and has since broken several world flight airspeed records.

A renowned professional of the press and communications industries, chief executive officer, deputy, accomplished musician and photographer, Olivier devours and pursues several lives at once.

It is part of who he is: a man with an insatiable appetite and many talents! “Creation is a source of energy and vitality. Revealing it to the world is just as exciting.”

His steadfast allegiance to traditional photography and his love for his Minolta allow Olivier to create the most surprising superimposed works. “I like to create mutations between reality and its replica, and to reveal a new creative aesthetic by my choice of angles and composition.” Having mastered the art of creative photography, Olivier Dassault brings new meaning to abstract art, a language that defines the artist. “As with philosophy, the notion of abstraction implies three specific procedures: analysis, decomposition, and conception. This is instinctively how I work.”

After attracting much attention at Art Miami and in Palm Desert, his latest photographs are now being exhibited for the first time at Opera Gallery London, before travelling to Opera Gallery Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Urban Renewal

    Urban Renewal

    Hong Kong

    March 07, 2014 - March 28, 2014

  • Utopia, photography show

    Utopia, photography show

    Seoul

    May 16, 2013 - June 16, 2013