Robert Olsson is a photographer/graphic designer living in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His work documents micro-landscapes found on rusted steel mechanical or other deteriorated surfaces and objects from various sources. Many years work in design studios and publishing houses have honed his color, textural and compositional values and have enhanced his observational skills, yielding a critical and analytical perspective. These photos embody a search for visual relevance and the discovery of unnoticed imagery. Inspired by abstract expressionist painters, everyday experience and encounters, his photos are evidence that fascinating visual material is widely accessible and perceptible upon deliberate examination of our surroundings. His work has been exhibited in museums, local galleries and establishments and is part of individual collections.
RECENT SHOWS + EXHIBITIONS:
Black Cow, solo exhibit, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Feb, 2015
2015 Photographers of Northern Westchester, 33rd Annual Spring Exhibition. group show, March 2015
Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, solo exhibit, May, 2015
Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery,
Group Show, Valhalla, NY, May, 2015
Westchester County Center for the Arts, Group Exhibition, White Plains, NY, May, 2015
Black Cow, solo exhibit, Pleasantville, NY, Aug., 2015
Ossining Public Library, OAC Group Show, Aug., 2015
Ossining Art Council, Steamer Gallery, solo exhibit, Ossining, NY, Dec., 2015
2016 LiveArtFest, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY, Jan. 31st, Live photographic and 20' X 20' portraiture projections.
WORD, group show, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY, Feb., 2016
Westchester County Center for the Arts, Group Exhibition, White Plains, NY, May, 2016
Peekskill Open Studios, 'Off the Beaten Track' 2016, Group Show, Peekskill, NY, June 2016
2015 International Voices, annual arts
The 'I'm Tired' photographs were taken as part of an international project by 'Points of Light' award-winning British artists Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans. More here: https://www.facebook.com/theimtiredproject/
A review of the HVCCA museum WORD exhibit in the New York Times which the I'm Tired Project was part of can be linked here:
2016 International Voices, annual arts
HVNN.com article and short video on "I'm Tired Project" exhibition discussion by participants.