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Bryan Olson: Agent Orange (detail)

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Bryan Olson has become our favourite collage artist for his psychedelic scenes

I’m the third person to take a turn waxing lyrical about the art of Bryan Olson (he was discussed here and here in the past), but I don’t mind, I’m just happy to have the opportunity. The North Carolina-based artist is arguably the master of his medium; a creator of collages so delicately crafted it’s often impossible to tell they’ve been made from hand-cut paper. Though it’s by no means his only concern Bryan focusses a great deal on the cosmos in his work, leaving strange portals into the unknown at the centre of his images or placing earthly objects within inter-planetary scenes. It’s a heady combination that lures viewers in, making them feel like children gazing at a dense night sky or an adult on one hell of a trip.

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Bryan Olson: Ultrastructures 7

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Bryan Olson: Ultrastructures 1

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Bryan Olson: Baroque Pop

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Bryan Olson: Dimensions Variable

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Bryan Olson: Dislocation

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Bryan Olson: Backspace Century

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Bryan Olson: Life on the Prairie

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Bryan Olson: Turquoise Towers

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Bryan Olson: Agent Orange