Artist Statement

As a former architect my works embody a built object aesthetic. I’m interested in creating powerful objects that have physicality and significance. Simultaneously, surface expression is deeply important. Surfaces are infused with meaning and developed through a meticulous, labor-intensive processes and spontaneous interactions with color and texture. These artworks are not mere abstractions, but are maps born from my interests and passions.

Dualities abound in my work. One overriding aesthetic is best embodied in the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi; or the beauty and authenticity of imperfection and earthiness.


© Curtis R. Olson I 2016 - 2019