Olan Montgomery, It Don't Mean Nothin (Vietnam series) 18x24

The ‘War’ series by Olan Montgomery is that it was inspired by his father’s service in Vietnam at the age of 17.

Artist Olan, also known as Olan Montgomery, is known for his pop art created from his own images of people from various walks of life ranging from celebrity to the homeless. The New York Times in 2003 wrote about how the artist created art of local bank tellers in New York and then hung the works behind his subjects. He is also known if his portraits of such notables as Courtney Love and Alan Cumming among others. He is a second generation artist, son of self taught artist Eslye Moore, living in Manhattan where he continues to photograph and paint his pop art. I create my paintings from my own photographs. They are a combination of my photos hand painted on canvas as well as my own digital art creations. My art is a visual stimulation to remind people to simply look at one another and see through the layers of a complex personality. In our world today fame and pop stardom are sometimes reduced to 5 seconds of fame . This book contains my art of so many aspects of New York City subculture, individuals who are not defined by the "norm" so to speak. They are beautifully aberrant and colorful in themselves. My art is simply their reflection. In some respects we can blame (or thank) the mass media for contributing to a jaded social value of been there, done that . Regardless, my work is an effort to capture an essence within that fleeting context and place it into a perpetual freeze-frame. why can t a nano-second last forever? states Olan. www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk


Olan Montgomery,WAR agent orange don't worry it's harmless to humans, 18x24


Olan Montgomery, WAR playboy, 18x24