Friday, December 4, 2015

Art Amort: Olaf Jens

Olaf Jens is back from the grave to capture some California lady killers.

Dj, art college drop-out, Dutch expat and current Nevada County local artist Olaf Jens spent 20 years in a booze-soaked free-for-all of Djing, touring through Europe drumming for Garage Punk bands, and basically sticking his grubby fingers in every orifice of the counter-culture's creative scene.

After moving his family to the slower pace of Northern California, he decided to pick up the skill long abandoned for the punk rock lifestyle, and his intricate, gruff sketches are gracing the covers of zombie-centric punk albums, retro-creep clothing, and classing up the pages of magazines and newspapers.

Jens' most recent accomplishment is what we're dying to see. He just wrapped up the illustrations for a new true crime book by David Kulczyk, author of Death in California: The Bizarre, Freakish and Just Curious Ways People Die in the Golden State. The book is scheduled for release in 2016, and focuses on California killers of the female persuasion. Jens illustrations are portraits of the featured women, and we're waiting with bated breath.

Until then, some of his cowboy zombie skull stuff will have to do. 

The images of the illustrious Olaf Jens and a regular stream of his most recent artistic undertakings can be enjoyed on his Facebook page, or Instagram.


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