Thursday, July 31, 2008

Charles Olsen



Charles Olsen painting, living, and working in Madrid since 2003 is part of a collective called Artistas de España. Consisting of painters, grafitti artists, illustrators, photographers and film makers the collective work together as a unit promoting Spanish artists .




Studying flamenco guitar at Amor de Dios Charles met a flamenco dancer who was the inspiration for the painting shown above. I asked him who he would like to collaborate with and he told me it would have to be with his friends and people he would meet on his journey.

Signature stormy brush strokes and an penchant for abstractivism is prevalent throughout Charles' work. In 2007 he won second place at the Saatchi showdown at the Saatchi Gallery.

Collaborations I would like to see: Goya, Dolce &Gabbana,Olivier Theyssens

11 comments:

angelgrotton said...

Oh my, these paintings on doors are fantastic - so real and so cool! Love them

Hugs from Angel

Jacqueline said...

She looks so real!

please sir said...

Wow these are amazing...so emotional too - thanks for sharing.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Wow! That is incredible! Thanks for sharing this!
Great Blog!

pokcu said...

not real but only look real,, heeee

Times of Glory said...

Hi there, the paintings are deep and capture the emotions magically! I love his works. He makes modern painting much more dimensions.

p.s. You are very very close. That's behind Holborn.

Jude said...

There's a soft yet sharp quality to the layers in his work I find quite compelling. Thanks for sharing this.

I love the collaborations you think about! Anything with Olivier Theyssens - count me in!

Jacqueline said...

JudeI would love to see such a collaboration, right now he's collaborating with artists he knows.

Just'SomeOne said...

Hi Everybody ! To EveryBody Hello !
Yes, I just come and say that... after having a look at all his work, these true-unreal or unreal-real paintings are just wonderful !

Charles, if you pass by here, you know, you're a very great artist...
And to you all, have a good day !

This was a SMS from Just'me...

Catherine Ashley Talks fashion said...

i love love love charles olsen..
nice post!

and thanks for dropping by... you have a wonderful blog!

xoxo.
take care

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

im pulled into the stormy strokes of his brush.what amazing paintings,what amazing talent and interesting subjects!
Jac the trader vics bar and restuarant is still as fab as you left it dear! when you get back we should do drinks there.feel free to pick my mind honey.do send me an email to marian@thehouseofstyle.co.uk
will be expecting it!
muah!

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