Surreal Images from Another World: Jeremy Olson #ArtTuesday

The work of Jeremy Olson feels like realist painting of surreal exoplanet environments. There’s a haunting familiarity to them, but they’re unreal thing. Or are they? Here’s more from JUXTAPOZ:

These recent paintings feature anthropomorphic creatures and objects in mostly constructed environments. There’s often a reference to the natural landscape, but it’s either off in the distance or somehow violated. To me, they’re attempts to think about what it means, actually, to be human  in our present moment of environmental devastation and failures of political imagination. They might be avatars for various desires or motivations thwarted. It wasn’t entirely conscious but I think these ended up being obliquely about life in the pandemic, the isolation, and anxiety of it all.

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