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About Brian Olsen
The lights go down and the excited chatter subsides as the audience turns toward
the spotlight on the far side of the room. Suddenly an explosion of shouts and
cheers erupts through the crowd as an energizing beat surges through the air and
Brian Olsen charges onto the stage.With
his hands full of brushes, he begins an engaging acrobatic performance - sometimes
throwing the paint, sometimes strategically planting a paint saturated elbow on
the canvas, or rapidly tapping a series of marks with his fingertips. Brian’s
paintings of famous figures from world history to Hollywood, are choreographed
in an awesome auditory and visual performance on a huge canvas, taking the audience
through surprise, hilarity, suspense, and finally awe at the breathtaking likeness
in a matter of minutes."Brian
was a joy to work with—easygoing and professional. Our guests were surprised
and amazed. The performance was something they had not experienced before."
Gayle Wingo, Tournament DirectorHilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament Brian began his performance art
career as the one and only protégé of renowned performance artist,
Denny Dent. Brian explains, "I
have always been passionate about art and the energy it can release. My passion
for painting, especially the challenge of portraits, grew from various roots -
[from] photography in Hawaii, [to] landscape design in college. But it was Denny
who put it all together for me. He [taught me to use] the SHOW part of the performance
to drive home the real message of personal creativity. And, almost magically,
letting the music and the audience drive the process to its dramatic conclusion."Brian
has taken this art form and made it his own with a unique visual style, unveiling
the spirit and charisma of his subjects. Brian
conveys one compelling message to his audiences - Everything is possible through