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Erik Olson
Gareth
2018
oil on canvas
48″ x 36″

Courtesy of: Michael Gibson Gallery
and the artist
Estimate: $6800

Sixth time participating in
Art With Heart


Artist Statement

This painting represents Olson’s ongoing project with portraiture. The bold and expressive painting is a portrait of his friend Gareth, though abstracted to conceal his identity. Through the abstraction, Olson attempts to answer the question: how do we define the individual and how will this shape our sense of identity over time?