Dan Olsen is proof that the midwest (Toledo, OH) creates the most tripped out, bugged out, and amazing artists. I can stare at his humorous and surreal drawings for days thinking that if I just squint my eyes a bit more I’ll unlock their epic psychedelic meaning and change my life forever. Also make sure to check out his equally bizarre collages after the jump.
Ohio-born and based artist Dan Olsen works with multiple mediums ranging from ballpoint-pen drawings to mixed media installations to stop motion animation. I particularly like the drawings, which recycle images from pop culture into freaky teenage collages. Note: the above image, entitled Weed Dogs, was a collaboration with fellow illustrator Grant LaValley.