Robert Larson
American, born 1968
Selected exhibitions
10 Years,
Joshua Liner Gallery
American Bloom,
Joshua Liner Gallery
Processing Commitment,

Robert Larson creates richly textured, visually meticulous collages using trash collected from urban environments that hint at sacred geometry, while emphasizing socio-political concerns, psychogeography, and the search for the American Dream. Larson considers the gestures of moving the body long distances through the landscape and of bending to collect detritus as performative in-situ action painting. On long-distance scavenging excursions, bits are collected, then sorted, stored, arranged, cut, and glued, over the course of weeks and months. Larson’s practice requires a ritualistic dedication that he has maintained for over twenty years—a journey of epic proportions, resulting in works of iconic and poetic significance. Larson’s relationship to material and appropriation remains true to the found object aesthetic, following in the path of predecessors such as Ed Kienholz, Kurt …

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