The Plaids 12
DIMENSIONS 26 x 21 3/8 in MEDIUM Acrylic paint, pencil crayon, Japanese origami paper and archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle museum etching paper
Hand-finished series of 13, 2022
Signed by the artist on front
ABOUT THE WORK
Caroline Larsen is a master of excess. In our 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 our latest collaboration The Plaids, we are treated to Larsen’s characteristically intense attention to detail of form — acrylic paint, pencil crayon, and Japanese origami paper adorn twelve large-scale 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.
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