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Artist ID #4: Alex Olson

Alex Olson

Lives and works in Los Angeles (b. 1978, Boston, U.S.)

“I do think that painting is a language, as all marks are referential, but that’s just one element that comes into play for me when making a painting. My focus is on choreographing these marks in ways that prompt a desire to read, but without providing precise language to do so. It’s about suspending the act of looking and judging for the viewer, and hopefully encouraging a constant reassessment of these judgments…”

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