Luis De Jesus Los Angeles debuted ERIK OLSON: The Mountain and the Sea, on June 17, 2023. The solo exhibition is on view through August 5, 2023. Gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 10am-6pm on Saturdays. 

About ERIK OLSON: The Mountain and the Sea

This is the third solo exhibition for the Calgary-based artist Erik Olson and features expressive landscape paintings.

Known for his imaginative innovative approach to painting. and powerful portraiture as well as his deeply personal explorations of landscape and color, his work utilizes scale to express the larger context of the human experience.

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Erik Olson, Sunrise / Sunset, 2023. Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 in (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

In The Mountain and the Sea, Olson presents seven, six-foot studio paintings which translate, expand and complement 40 small en plein air paintings that he ambitiously composed during his months-long project in Southern Spain. The series brings to life the emotional and psychological relationship—a deep appreciation and connectedness with nature—that evolved between the artist and his engagement with the land during daily hikes from the seaside up into the mountains of Andalusia. Olson has been developing this body of work since his initial trip to the region in 2021. Additionally, eight black and white drypoint etchings are included in the project.

On view: June 17, 2023 – August 5, 2023

What: ERIK OLSON: The Mountain and the Sea
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 1110 Mateo Street, Los Angeles (in the Arts District)
When: Running through August 5, 2023