Ted Larsen at Galerie Dutko Paris
In 2001, following the traumatic events of September 11, Ted Larsen moved into an entirely new direction. Deeply affected by this event, he spent several years developing a new way of working.
Using surfaces fashioned from pre-painted salvage materials, often from automobile body parts – “non-art materials” as he calls them – Ted Larsen shapes three-dimensional wall objects by applying these surfaces with inimitable colors, nuanced by time, accidents, weather, on wooden substructures.
These “Shaped Paintings”, hybrid objects with obvious sculptural qualities, question the concepts of painting and sculpture, and push back the boundaries of distinction.
Ted Larsen (b. 1964, USA) is an internationally exhibiting artist and Pollock-Krasner Foundation recipient with a BA from Northern Arizona University. The work he creates supplies commentary on minimalist belief systems and the ultimate importance of High Art practice. Since 2001, Larsen has used alternative and salvage materials in his studio exercises.