ben olson is an incredibly talented local artist. hailing from minnesota, he is slowly and surely making his mark on the local art scene, and there is just something in his paintings that really moves me. i think it's the vulnerability in the eyes, the slight hint of torture and conflict in the hands, the romanticized pain of it all. when i look at his work, i feel it.
i'm lucky enough to have one of his pieces, and i'd go for a second. i'm not a huge fan of having multiple works by the same artist, but his work just makes me swoon.