Thursday, April 06, 2006

ART: Ben Olson

Another artist I've been following for a couple years now is Minnesota's Ben Olson. He's got a large selection of work on his website, so check that out. I'm a sucker for expressive brushstrokes, and a real sucker for figure studies. It seems that the only subject matter than Ben approaches are self-portraits and that of a single female (his girlfriend). He definitely has an approach which has evolved slowly since I've been paying attention; it's interesting to see how his color palette shifts. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see a show in person, but I'm hoping he comes out towards the Bay Area sometime soon.