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    Bryan Olson: Gem Club

Art: Bryan Olson has made some new collages and they're still strange and great

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

We were definitely wowed the first time round by Bryan Olson’s surrealist collages, so when we clocked that he’d updated what was an already admirable collection of work, we were the first to demand a leg-up onto his bandwagon. The latest additions to his bizarre compositions are largely concerned with gems and planetary matter of all shapes and sizes and preferably with tiny little people gazing up at them, awestruck. It’s an absurd world that Bryan has fashioned, scissors in one hand, Pritt-Stick (maybe) in the other, but his excellent execution allows his images to take on a startling reality. So much so that you almost feel like you’re watching a retro 1970s science documentary…

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    Bryan Olson: Northern Lights

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    Bryan Olson: Fragility

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    Bryan Olson: Warm Air

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    Bryan Olson: Gem Club 3

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    Bryan Olson: Kryptonite

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    Bryan Olson: Gem Club 2


Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.