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Nostalgic Collections: Art by Olga de Klein

A mixed media work on wood panel with a strand  of yarn trailing below itRhizome 1, mixed media on wood panel

Today we’re featuring the artwork of Olga de Klein! Olga frequently works in collage and mixed media, creating nostalgic collections of detritus, small trinkets and photographs.


A photo of two young women laughing incorporated into a mixed media workBloemendaal, mixed media on wood panel

These collage works have a delicate beauty and mystery to them, which is in fitting with the rest of Olga’s body of work. The artist also paints, working in both oil and acrylic. Abstracted oil works depicting pastel-coloured geometric patterns are oddly at home amongst her other works. Olga’s Shoe Series of acrylic paintings also ties into the fragmented nature of the rest of the work – we are left guessing at the true nature of the subject, after being given only a small view of a larger whole.


The mixed media gallery on Olga de Klein's websiteOlga's gallery of recent artworks

Olga Has also created public artwork in the form of knitted or woven installations. Check out more of her mixed media and painted works at


An outdoor yarn mural of a colourful trolleyTrolley 2013, yarn and paint

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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