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Erik Olson creates paintings with a distinct visual language. His works are recognized for their fragmented combination of figurative and abstract elements and bold application of color. Often developing from the artist’s response to a singular field of color, Olson’s paintings further evolve through the addition of brushstrokes, layout, and subject matter.

While Olson explores a variety of content, portraiture and the human figure continue to be the central focus of his practice. People familiar to the artist make up the subjects of his deeply personal works. Influenced by master painters Lucien Freud and Henri Matisse among others, Olson’s portraits capture both the unique physical characteristics and emotional qualities of his subjects.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Among the MultitudeVIVIANEART
2019
Erik Olson: Deep FieldBravinLee programs
2017
ERIK OLSON: L.A. PaintingsLuis De Jesus Los Angeles
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Deep Field (Large Study 1), 2019

Oil and spray paint on canvas
48 × 36 in
121.9 × 91.4 cm
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VIVIANEART
Medium
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Erik Olson creates paintings with a distinct visual language. His works are recognized for their fragmented combination of figurative and abstract elements and bold application of color. Often developing from the artist’s response to a singular field of color, Olson’s paintings further evolve through the addition of brushstrokes, layout, and subject matter.

While Olson explores a variety of content, portraiture and the human figure continue to be the central focus of his practice. People familiar to the artist make up the subjects of his deeply personal works. Influenced by master painters Lucien Freud and Henri Matisse among others, Olson’s portraits capture both the unique physical characteristics and emotional qualities of his subjects.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Erik Olson (b. 1982)
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