Ted Larsen uses previously discarded materials such as salvaged steel or vulcanized rubber and composites them into tight, sculptural objects. Expanding on what the “ready-made” can be, Larsen’s color palette is derived from the original color of the material, awarding recognition to the past life of the surface material, prior to its reincarnation as an art object. As an artist who has described himself as “a painter who no longer paints,” the endless variations in scale, and dialogue of re-contextualizing his materials allow Larsen to address formal issues in minimal abstraction.
About Ted Larsen
American, b. 1964, South Haven, Michigan, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico