Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist
Aaron Olshan b. 1956 was raised in The Bronx, graduated from the High School Of Music & Art in 1974, completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in 1977, and later went on to complete a Masters of Fine Art at Hunter College (CUNY) in 1988. Since the Age of five years old Mr. Olshan knew that he would lead the life of a fine Artist. Watching his father make a drawing at that age, he knew that this was what he would be doing for the rest of his life.
The elder Olshan a serious artist in his own right has had a major influence on his son’s pursuit of a career as an artist. Surrounded by all the high powered artists friends of his father during his early years helped to develop his skills and sensitivity to many art mediums (including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography). He has appeared with his father (cover photo) on The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, September 3, 2000.
“My role as an Artist is to develop a new visual language, my work is based on the complexity of empty and full space. I want to explore the association of detailed transparent glazed areas with layered surface development. It was an attempt to relate organic lush form in an organic environment. It is supposed to be both a found and tense form of the connection between nature and painting/multi-media. My Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings.”