Ted Larsen

As-Yet-To-Be-Titled

As-Yet-To-Be-Titled

12 x 12 x 3.5 inches / 30.5 x 30.5 x 8.9 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 2017

Perfect Misfit

Perfect Misfit

11 x 7 inches / 28 x 17.8 cm, salvage steel, cardboard, adhesives, 2016

Almost Totally

Almost Totally

8 x 10 x 3 inches / 20.32 x 25.4 x 7.62 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 2016

Deafening Silence

Deafening Silence

10 x 10 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 2016

Liquid Gas

Liquid Gas

9 x 7 x 2.5 inches / 22.86 x 17.78 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 2016

Definite Maybe

Definite Maybe

10 x 12 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 30.48 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 2016

Plastic Glasses

Plastic Glasses

10 x 10 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 2016

12 x 12 x 3.5 inches / 30.5 x 30.5 x 8.9 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 201711 x 7 inches / 28 x 17.8 cm, salvage steel, cardboard, adhesives, 20168 x 10 x 3 inches / 20.32 x 25.4 x 7.62 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 201610 x 10 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 20169 x 7 x 2.5 inches / 22.86 x 17.78 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, 201610 x 12 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 30.48 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 201610 x 10 x 2.5 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 x 6.35 cm, salvage steel, marine-grade plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, hardware, chemicals, 2016

 

Ted Larsen’s work is created with minimalist ideas to explore the nature of materiality. His studio practice goes against the norm of trying to establish a single theme or overarching agenda, and instead thrives within spontaneity and experimentation. His use of re-purposed “non-art” materials forms the basis for a constantly new kind of ready-made. Larsen sees great importance for a High Art practice to examine the elegance of formal structure while bringing modernist pure shapes back down to Earth.

Ted Larsen is an internationally exhibiting artist and Pollock-Krasner Foundation recipient with a BA from Northern Arizona University. His work has been exhibited widely in museums in the US, including the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, The Albuquerque Museum, The Amarillo Museum of Art, The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as in over eighty gallery exhibitions. He has received grants from the Surdna Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as residencies with the Edward F. Albee Foundation and Asilah Arts Festival in Morocco, where he was selected to be the USA representative.