Oliver Trace

Poetry, painting and animation.


Oliver Peter Anthony Trace is a British poet and animator, inspired by what can be revealed and concealed by the choice of medium. If we want to talk about the imagination, then we need to employ words. At the same time, an understanding of the imagination requires an appreciation of the image, which can be a sound, a touch, a sight, anything within the realm of sense-perception. Starting with observing and living amongst the world of action, and then meditating on his thoughts and feelings, Oliver works with whatever medium, singular or combined, comes ready to hand to express those particulars in a way that can be enjoyed, he hopes, by a general audience. Ultimately he is aiming to educate and to delight. Outside of Oliver’s personal practice, he has founded Sentio Space, a London-based animation studio, and co-founded 2050cards, a digital card business. He also hosts a LiveStream event called Soulday Thursday, where he shares his interest in literature, art, philosophy, and music. 

Photo by Samuel Laurence Cunnane, 2022