In his earlier series, Jeremy Olson, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, was thinking a lot about desire, or rather, the construction of it through media. He was interested in playing with the notion of the traditional portrait painting in relation to fashion-type advertising imagery, and the disappearance of the actual subject. He was trying to push the already-present sense of alienation even further by using a kaleidoscopic fracturing. An attempt to break down the face into a spectrum of beauty that couldn’t cohere into anyone identifiable, simultaneously violent and charming.
All images © Jeremy Olson