Jeremy Olson

Region: Northeast


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

 My recent paintings feature anthropomorphic creatures, plants, and objects—figures often on the boundary between one state of being and another. Many have an obvious relationship to children’s book characters or Muppets, but I’ve also been thinking of them in terms of digital avatars, stand-ins that can mask one type of subjectivity to allow for another.

Inhabiting spaces that are dreamlike and apocalyptic, they grasp for hope in the face of environmental catastrophe and a canceled future, looking for shoots of new life among the ruins.