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

Date
23 July 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

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

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About the Author

James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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