The Bouquets 02
DIMENSIONS 24" x 24" MEDIUM Acrylic paint, pencil crayon, Japanese origami paper and archival pigment print on museum etching paper
Unique work from series of 11, 2021
Signed and dated by the artist on front
ABOUT THE WORK
Caroline Larsen is a master of excess. In our last 2016 collaboration with Larsen, Roberta Smith had recently quipped that her work was akin to “if Carmen Miranda had made paintings.” Larsen’s body of work reverberates with an over-the-top multiplicity — oil on canvas reads as textile transforming into confectionary delight (some of her innovative techniques involve squeezing paint through pastry tubes), ultimately destabilizing as an optical illusion. In The Bouquets, we are treated to Larsen’s characteristically intense attention to detail of form — acrylic paint, pencil crayon, and Japanese origami paper adorn twelve archival pigment prints on museum etching paper — but also the forms that surround the form, as the kaleidoscopic shifting environments both compete with and enhance the surreal nature of her explosive arrangements.
Caroline Larsen has a forthcoming 2022 solo exhibition at Over the Influence (Hong Kong). She has held previous solo exhibitions at The Hole (New York), Dio Horia (Mykonos), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago), General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto), Gordon Gallery 2 (Tel Aviv), and Wave Hill Public Gardens (Bronx) among others. Group shows include presentations at Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami), Dean Collection (Miami, Berlin), Honey Ramka (Brooklyn), Surface Matters (San Francisco), Drake Devonshire (Canada), 68 Projects (Berlin), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Born in Canada, Larsen currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
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